import into excel from flat file 
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 import into excel from flat file

Hi,

I want to import a flat file in excel:

the file looks like this:  every letter must be imported into a separate
cell.

D A B G B B G H
D A B E B I G H
D A B E B D G H
D A A I A A G H
D A B K B H G H
D A B I B J G H
D A B C A I G H
D A A I H G G H
D A A C H I G H
D A A C H J G H
D A A K I D G H
D A A I J H G H
D A A G A B G H

I want to import starting from
A2  ......H2
A3 ...... H3
A4 .......H4

...

can this be done using VB and a macro?

Thanks



Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:12:01 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file
the flat file is tab separated....


Quote:
> Hi,

> I want to import a flat file in excel:

> the file looks like this:  every letter must be imported into a separate
> cell.

> D A B G B B G H
> D A B E B I G H
> D A B E B D G H
> D A A I A A G H
> D A B K B H G H
> D A B I B J G H
> D A B C A I G H
> D A A I H G G H
> D A A C H I G H
> D A A C H J G H
> D A A K I D G H
> D A A I J H G H
> D A A G A B G H

> I want to import starting from
> A2  ......H2
> A3 ...... H3
> A4 .......H4

> ...

> can this be done using VB and a macro?

> Thanks



Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:25:36 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file
There are several ways to achieve this.
here are some:
(1) use the Workbooks.OpenText method..
start the macro recorder, then open the file, follow the
wizard. stop the recorder & take a look at the array in
the code that the recorder created for you. The follwoing
code was created this way - I added one line and changed
one line, to enable the use to select a file...

Sub SupOpenTABFile()
    Dim FN As String
    FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
    If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
    Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=FN, Origin:=xlMSDOS, _
        StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited,
TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
        ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True,
Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False _
        , Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array
(Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), _
        Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)),
TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
End Sub

(2) Use th eFile "Open" for Input method - not as
efficient as using a FileSystemObject, but its relatively
fast and easier to understand...
Sub SupOpenFile()
    Dim FN As String
    FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
    If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
    Dim rw As Long, cl As Long, text As String
    Dim  ar As Variant
    Open FN For Input As #3
    Do While Not EOF(3)
        Input #3, text
        ar = Split(text, Chr(9))
        rw = rw + 1
        Range(Cells(rw, 1), Cells(rw, UBound(ar, 1))) = ar
    Loop
    Close

End Sub

HTH
Patrick Molloy
Microsoft Excel MVP

Quote:
>-----Original Message-----
>the flat file is tab separated....



>> Hi,

>> I want to import a flat file in excel:

>> the file looks like this:  every letter must be

imported into a separate
Quote:
>> cell.

>> D A B G B B G H
>> D A B E B I G H
>> D A B E B D G H
>> D A A I A A G H
>> D A B K B H G H
>> D A B I B J G H
>> D A B C A I G H
>> D A A I H G G H
>> D A A C H I G H
>> D A A C H J G H
>> D A A K I D G H
>> D A A I J H G H
>> D A A G A B G H

>> I want to import starting from
>> A2  ......H2
>> A3 ...... H3
>> A4 .......H4

>> ...

>> can this be done using VB and a macro?

>> Thanks

>.



Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:52:23 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file
Hi Patrick,

Thanks

but... I really want to import these values in an existing worksheet.
(containing a lot of formulas)
is this also possible?

Thanks
Vanessa


Quote:
> There are several ways to achieve this.
> here are some:
> (1) use the Workbooks.OpenText method..
> start the macro recorder, then open the file, follow the
> wizard. stop the recorder & take a look at the array in
> the code that the recorder created for you. The follwoing
> code was created this way - I added one line and changed
> one line, to enable the use to select a file...

> Sub SupOpenTABFile()
>     Dim FN As String
>     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
>     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
>     Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=FN, Origin:=xlMSDOS, _
>         StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited,
> TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
>         ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True,
> Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False _
>         , Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array
> (Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), _
>         Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)),
> TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
> End Sub

> (2) Use th eFile "Open" for Input method - not as
> efficient as using a FileSystemObject, but its relatively
> fast and easier to understand...
> Sub SupOpenFile()
>     Dim FN As String
>     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
>     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
>     Dim rw As Long, cl As Long, text As String
>     Dim  ar As Variant
>     Open FN For Input As #3
>     Do While Not EOF(3)
>         Input #3, text
>         ar = Split(text, Chr(9))
>         rw = rw + 1
>         Range(Cells(rw, 1), Cells(rw, UBound(ar, 1))) = ar
>     Loop
>     Close

> End Sub

> HTH
> Patrick Molloy
> Microsoft Excel MVP

> >-----Original Message-----
> >the flat file is tab separated....



> >> Hi,

> >> I want to import a flat file in excel:

> >> the file looks like this:  every letter must be
> imported into a separate
> >> cell.

> >> D A B G B B G H
> >> D A B E B I G H
> >> D A B E B D G H
> >> D A A I A A G H
> >> D A B K B H G H
> >> D A B I B J G H
> >> D A B C A I G H
> >> D A A I H G G H
> >> D A A C H I G H
> >> D A A C H J G H
> >> D A A K I D G H
> >> D A A I J H G H
> >> D A A G A B G H

> >> I want to import starting from
> >> A2  ......H2
> >> A3 ...... H3
> >> A4 .......H4

> >> ...

> >> can this be done using VB and a macro?

> >> Thanks

> >.



Fri, 25 Nov 2005 08:38:13 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file
http://support.microsoft.com/support/excel/content/fileio/fileio.asp
File Access with Visual Basic? for Applications

Regards,
Tom Ogilvy


Quote:
> Hi Patrick,

> Thanks

> but... I really want to import these values in an existing worksheet.
> (containing a lot of formulas)
> is this also possible?

> Thanks
> Vanessa



> > There are several ways to achieve this.
> > here are some:
> > (1) use the Workbooks.OpenText method..
> > start the macro recorder, then open the file, follow the
> > wizard. stop the recorder & take a look at the array in
> > the code that the recorder created for you. The follwoing
> > code was created this way - I added one line and changed
> > one line, to enable the use to select a file...

> > Sub SupOpenTABFile()
> >     Dim FN As String
> >     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
> >     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
> >     Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=FN, Origin:=xlMSDOS, _
> >         StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited,
> > TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
> >         ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True,
> > Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False _
> >         , Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array
> > (Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), _
> >         Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)),
> > TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
> > End Sub

> > (2) Use th eFile "Open" for Input method - not as
> > efficient as using a FileSystemObject, but its relatively
> > fast and easier to understand...
> > Sub SupOpenFile()
> >     Dim FN As String
> >     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
> >     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
> >     Dim rw As Long, cl As Long, text As String
> >     Dim  ar As Variant
> >     Open FN For Input As #3
> >     Do While Not EOF(3)
> >         Input #3, text
> >         ar = Split(text, Chr(9))
> >         rw = rw + 1
> >         Range(Cells(rw, 1), Cells(rw, UBound(ar, 1))) = ar
> >     Loop
> >     Close

> > End Sub

> > HTH
> > Patrick Molloy
> > Microsoft Excel MVP

> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >the flat file is tab separated....



> > >> Hi,

> > >> I want to import a flat file in excel:

> > >> the file looks like this:  every letter must be
> > imported into a separate
> > >> cell.

> > >> D A B G B B G H
> > >> D A B E B I G H
> > >> D A B E B D G H
> > >> D A A I A A G H
> > >> D A B K B H G H
> > >> D A B I B J G H
> > >> D A B C A I G H
> > >> D A A I H G G H
> > >> D A A C H I G H
> > >> D A A C H J G H
> > >> D A A K I D G H
> > >> D A A I J H G H
> > >> D A A G A B G H

> > >> I want to import starting from
> > >> A2  ......H2
> > >> A3 ...... H3
> > >> A4 .......H4

> > >> ...

> > >> can this be done using VB and a macro?

> > >> Thanks

> > >.



Fri, 25 Nov 2005 12:58:20 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file
Another option if you're using xl2k or higher is to do the recording that
Patrick suggested, but instead of starting with file|Open, start with
Data|Import External Data.

You can import starting at a specific cell.

Quote:

> Hi Patrick,

> Thanks

> but... I really want to import these values in an existing worksheet.
> (containing a lot of formulas)
> is this also possible?

> Thanks
> Vanessa



> > There are several ways to achieve this.
> > here are some:
> > (1) use the Workbooks.OpenText method..
> > start the macro recorder, then open the file, follow the
> > wizard. stop the recorder & take a look at the array in
> > the code that the recorder created for you. The follwoing
> > code was created this way - I added one line and changed
> > one line, to enable the use to select a file...

> > Sub SupOpenTABFile()
> >     Dim FN As String
> >     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
> >     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
> >     Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=FN, Origin:=xlMSDOS, _
> >         StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited,
> > TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
> >         ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True,
> > Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False _
> >         , Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array
> > (Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), _
> >         Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)),
> > TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
> > End Sub

> > (2) Use th eFile "Open" for Input method - not as
> > efficient as using a FileSystemObject, but its relatively
> > fast and easier to understand...
> > Sub SupOpenFile()
> >     Dim FN As String
> >     FN = Application.GetOpenFilename("TEXT (*.txt),*.txt")
> >     If FN = "False" Then Exit Sub ' user cancelled
> >     Dim rw As Long, cl As Long, text As String
> >     Dim  ar As Variant
> >     Open FN For Input As #3
> >     Do While Not EOF(3)
> >         Input #3, text
> >         ar = Split(text, Chr(9))
> >         rw = rw + 1
> >         Range(Cells(rw, 1), Cells(rw, UBound(ar, 1))) = ar
> >     Loop
> >     Close

> > End Sub

> > HTH
> > Patrick Molloy
> > Microsoft Excel MVP

> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >the flat file is tab separated....



> > >> Hi,

> > >> I want to import a flat file in excel:

> > >> the file looks like this:  every letter must be
> > imported into a separate
> > >> cell.

> > >> D A B G B B G H
> > >> D A B E B I G H
> > >> D A B E B D G H
> > >> D A A I A A G H
> > >> D A B K B H G H
> > >> D A B I B J G H
> > >> D A B C A I G H
> > >> D A A I H G G H
> > >> D A A C H I G H
> > >> D A A C H J G H
> > >> D A A K I D G H
> > >> D A A I J H G H
> > >> D A A G A B G H

> > >> I want to import starting from
> > >> A2  ......H2
> > >> A3 ...... H3
> > >> A4 .......H4

> > >> ...

> > >> can this be done using VB and a macro?

> > >> Thanks

> > >.

--

Dave Peterson



Sat, 26 Nov 2005 01:58:33 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file



Quote:
> Hi,

> I want to import a flat file in excel:

> the file looks like this:  every letter must be imported into a separate
> cell.

> D A B G B B G H
> D A B E B I G H
> D A B E B D G H
> D A A I A A G H
> D A B K B H G H
> D A B I B J G H
> D A B C A I G H
> D A A I H G G H
> D A A C H I G H
> D A A C H J G H
> D A A K I D G H
> D A A I J H G H
> D A A G A B G H

> I want to import starting from
> A2  ......H2
> A3 ...... H3
> A4 .......H4

> ...

> can this be done using VB and a macro?

> Thanks

Hi Vanessa.

How about rying this. It's free cardware. Should do the trick.

Find it with google.
CSVdb 4.1.1

Wil

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Sat, 26 Nov 2005 09:34:03 GMT  
 import into excel from flat file

Quote:
>  It's free cardware.

This is a new term to me.
What is Cardware?

The definitions I can find on the web don't seem to make sense in this
context.

Regards

Peter Russell



Sat, 26 Nov 2005 10:53:00 GMT  
 
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