While entering data space is given in the first and last of each cell content. For example
if there is a word Alex Patrix in a cell, space is given before A of alex and after x of Patrix. This is done fo many cells. I want to remove only initial and last space which is un-necessary.
The space caused problem to compare cell so i've to remove space.
Any easy way to remove all spaces from a cell, both leading and trailing? I find it hard to believe that Excel doesn't have this functionality. I don't particulary want to write a VBA script since I have never done it but if that's the only way, I'd love to know how to write it. I have looked everywhere but obviously not in the right places.
I wrote a tool that people at work use. They initially need to paste in a bunch of customer locations with Address, City, State, Zip, etc. Sometimes the Users have "bad input" data that has non-breaking spaces, multiple space between words, or leading and trailing spaces and nonbreaking spaces. I have code to get rid of all of those problems. However, the Users often use their data for other important functions at work. So I want to give them a message to let them know that their Original Data is "bad".
So instead of just "Fix" . . . I want to "Report the problem", then "Fix". I need to identify exactly what problem was found - not just tell the User that their data is bad.
I wrote a simple Search routine with error handling that identifies 2 of the 4 cases and notifies the User: Case 1) ASCII 160 (non-breaking space, HTML   Case 2) multiple spaces (2 or more consecutive spaces) Case 3) Leading or Trailing Spaces (ASCII 032) Case 4 Leading or Trailing non-breaking spaces (ASCII 160, which is HTML  )
I cannot quite figure out how to find the 3rd and 4th Cases. If anyone can help me with Case 4 especially, then I can probably do the same thing for Case 3.
I think it will work to somehow use this idea - the code is not even real code but it is just conceptual: RIGHT(CellReference, 1) = Char(160) or Char(032) LEFT(CellReference, 1) = Char(160) or Char(032)
Anyway, here is what I have so far . . .
Sub NotifyBadInput ErrorFlag = False Cells.Select ' select entire worksheet
' BAD INPUT 1 - lLook for any occurence of ASCII 160 (non-breaking space, HTML  ) ' and Notify the User if any of his Input cells contain  's On Error Goto errormsg1 Selection.Find(What:=" ", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt _ :=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:= _ False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
I am using the following code to import an excel file into an existing sheet. The problem I am having is the way some of the cells are being imported. Some of the cells have spaces before and after the number.
I need to delete the leading and trailing spaces for each cell affected. Is there a code I can incorporate to do this? BTW…the columns effected are columns F & G.
I have an excel file with two sheets . One containing the updated prices with its code ( Sheet1) and the other containing the old prices with the same codes (sheet2). Now after several trials to copy the new prices from sheet 1 to sheet 2 with check if the code is same . ( I couldn't )
So how to get rid of the 20 spaces from Sheet1 column A.
I have written a function which works in the same way as the concatenate formula but where required it uses an underscore to make up the length (14 Characters) of the result. I seem however to have hit a minor snag when users input trailing spaces. I thought I could use trim to eliminate them but it doesnt seem to be working
Function HypCon(CorpAcct, Subdiv)
Dim n, i, iLen, iLen2 As Integer Dim sCorpAcct, sSubdiv As String Dim iLen3, iLen4 As Integer iLen = Len(Trim(CorpAcct)) iLen2 = 7 iLen3 = Len(Trim(Subdiv)) iLen4 = 5..............
I am doing a vlookup on fields such as 02-0223. In one table, there is a space at the end of 02-0223 and in the other table, there is no space. How can I delete the space so the numbers match in vlookup?
I have 4 columns (and a couple of other text columns) that are formatted as decimal with 6 dicimal points.
I need to create a text file with lines that are 80 bytes each from the spreadsheet - no spaces inbetween each of the characters.
The issue I am having is trying to format the 4 decimal point columns to be fixed numbers and retain the leading or trailing zeros to do a concatenation with the other columns.
Just an example of some what some of the values look like on my spreadsheet:
.123456 | .123450 | .012345 | .012340
Essentially when I'm all said and done, I would like the row to look like "text123456123450012345012340text"
I tried to format 4 new columns as general and use a "=right(cell,6)" and that worked pretty well for the cells that have leading zeros, but for the cells that have trailing zeros, it doesn't seem to pick up the zero. I tried to use a "=mid(cell,2,6)" but that didn't work either.
I have an Excel file with several worksheets and each of those worksheets has over 600 rows (a list of employees) and above or under 30 columns. Most of cells have trailing spaces in them and they vary in length. For example:
B5: "Jacobson " C5: "email@example.com " (Seems like it's not allowing me to post long gaps between the last letters and the "
I'm aware of the TRIM function and know that I could at least get a column or a few copied with the spaces removed. However, it would just take so much time. What would be the most efficient way of getting rid of all the trailing spaces in all the cells in all the columns in all the worksheets?
I want to alert a user that he or she has typed in a text string that begins or ends with an apostrophe ' or begins or ends with a quotation mark " so that they can take corrective action in removing these characters. The reasons for this are superflous to this post but what I thought was a logical answer returns a formula error. Here's the scenario:-
A user enters a string of text in cell A1.
Cell B1 checks if the text, if any, in A1 begins or ends with a ' or a " and if it does, returns an "Error" message
The formula I've tried in B1 is =IF(OR(LEFT(A1,1)="'",LEFT(A1,1)=""",RIGHT(A1,1)="'",RIGHT(A1,1)=""")),"Error","Ok") but Excel will have none of it.
I need to delete a leading space from multiple cells, 200 or more. The leading space is in front of text that is often more than one word so I can't just copy into Word and do a find and replace on the spaces.
I looked in many places and found out about the Trim function but when I tried it, it didn't work for me. I created a column next to the column that I want to remove the leading spaces from.
Then I put =TRIM(B2) in the first cell, =TRIM (B3) in the next one, etc. But all it did was put the exact same thing as before (with the leading space still in it) in that column?
Initially I'm simply copying a data table from a web page using "Ctrl + A" then "Ctrl + C", and then pasting the data straight onto a new worksheet so I can work with it. (After temporarily re-naming the old sheet)
But I keep finding what looks like double-spaces after some of the important text within the Range of cells I'm working with. I need to be able to select & conditional format the values of the text in some columns of the sheet, so need to loose these trailing spaces.
Unfortunately, it's not consistence as to how many spaces trail the text I need. Sometimes it's only one space, sometimes its two spaces ?
So far, I've had mixed success with a recorded "Replace" code but none of the other codes I have found on forum pages either don't work all or seem to give any consistent results. E;g; TRIM, CLEAN
I suspect my problem is, I do not know how to call the code properly, or trying to work with too large a range ?
I am trying to sort a database with about 500,000 names. For some reason, about half my data has leading spaces and half do not. I have taken a screenshot at the divide so you can see what I mean. The sort in the picture is in this order:
Column D Column C Column A
Is there any way to mass purge these leading spaces in Column D (column b also has the issue but the fix is not nearly as important as for column D)?
I have a problem which may seem simple but is daunting for me. I have a file in xls format that i need to import data from. The problem is with column A, (e.g. 0233 45) if I get rid of the spaces I loose leading zero, if I keep the zero I cannot get rid of spaces. The thing is I need both conditions satisfied. To summarize:
1)Import file and delete columns B and C 2)In column A get rid of spaces but keep leading zero (it's important to keep the zero where it exists, not add one). The length is different for each string in column A.
Here is a small sample of the file that is imported import and convert.xls
I have come up with this to Trim all of the data from rows 2:30 removing any trailing spaces after the last word in each cell. The macro takes a couple of minutes to run have I got something wrong that is making it run slowly or does the Trim process just take longer?
Sub TRIM_RANGE() Dim myRange As Range Dim myRow As Range Sheets("CAMPAIGNS_2007").Select Set myRange = Range("2:30") If myRange Is Nothing Then Exit Sub Application. ScreenUpdating = False myRange.Replace What:=Chr(160), Replacement:=Chr(32), _ LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False For Each myRow In myRange.Columns If Application. CountA(myRow) > 0 Then myRow.TextToColumns Destination:=myRow(1), _ DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(0, 1) End If Next myRow Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub