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I need help for reading data from text files and saving it under different columns in the excel file using vba macro.

For example: I have many text files in the following format ....

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Dim link As Hyperlink
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I have put the READ macro in the next message.

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Dim MyAlbum As String
Dim MyGenre As String
Dim MyTrack As String
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In other cases, like when just pulling information, read only is fine. But, I have not specified read only when I open the master.
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From the text files I have attached I can tell the column headers and what data should go under each. Not sure how you would describe the delimiting on these files? Are these files in a format that VBA could be used to reduce manual copy and paste approach? I have about 300 of these files I want to extract the data from.

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HTML Code:

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213 MAIN ST.txt
111 ELM ST.txt
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2. MAKE CHANGES : Make manual changes to the Excel worksheet in the normal way....

3. WRITE : Run another macro to read the worksheet and update the file properties in Explorer.

Part 1 is very simple and robust. Part 3 is difficult because when we use Sendkeys to mimic keyboard entry the code runs too fast to allow time for things to happen on screen, so we have to put Wait statements *depending on how fast the computer runs*. So Slower is better - up to a point.

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