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I have a excel file that I want to create a button on it. When button is clicked then it will pull dsts from a IDSOdump.txt file and put it in the excel file.


Below is an example of the IDSOdump.txt file data.

;ed-chan:::TR::dbchg=off,naevt=off,sirpt=off,aud=off:mlp=off;

   DNVRCOIID31 09-03-30 07:26:45
M  TR COMPLD
;rtrv-crs-ds0::ds0int-577-1-1-1&&-24:cb;

   DNVRCOIID31 09-03-30 07:26:46
M  CB COMPLD
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-01,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-05:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-02,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-06:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-03,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-2-05:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-04,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-2-06:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-05,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-09:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-06,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-2-09:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-23,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-03:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-24,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-2-03:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF::,SST=RDLD"
;rtrv-crs-ds0::ds0int-577-1-2-1&&-24:cb;

   DNVRCOIID31 09-03-30 07:26:51
M  CB COMPLD
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-2-01,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-15:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-2-02,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-16:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-2-03,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-17:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF"
   "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-2-04,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-18:CCSTATE=XC,DS0TC=TRSP,DS0TW=FF"
;rtrv-crs-ds0::ds0int-577-1-3-1&&-24:cb;

The only information I want in the spread sheet is every time it say "FROM=DS0INT-0577-1-1-01,TO=DS0INT-0583-1-1-05" I want the following in the spread sheet.
I would like to strip the 0 off of the begin of each number but if it is another number beside 0 then leave it.
Column A      and      Column B
577-1-1-01              583-1-1-05


IDSOdump.txt
Tellabs-iDS0.xls
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Question by:Troush2009
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by:ExcelGuide
ID: 24027495
Hi, I have written a code for this part. See code snippet. Create a button on your sheet and assign the macro to it. One thing though: the code is not quite fast...I could take a couple of minutes (+-2 minutes)

hope to see your reply soon.
Sub macro1()

Dim cel As Range
 

    Flnm = Application.GetOpenFilename(, , "Open File")

    

    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _

        "TEXT;" & Flnm & "", Destination _

        :=Range("A1"))

        .Name = "IDSOdump"

        .FieldNames = True

        .RowNumbers = False

        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False

        .PreserveFormatting = True

        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False

        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells

        .SavePassword = False

        .SaveData = True

        .AdjustColumnWidth = True

        .RefreshPeriod = 0

        .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False

        .TextFilePlatform = 850

        .TextFileStartRow = 1

        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited

        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote

        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False

        .TextFileTabDelimiter = False

        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False

        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True

        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False

        .TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1, 1)

        .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True

        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False

    End With
 

    Columns("C:H").Select

    Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
 

    For Each cel In Columns("A:B").Cells

        If Mid(cel.Value, 5, 4) = "FROM" Or Left(cel.Value, 3) = "TO=" Then

            cel.Replace What:="   ""FROM=DS0INT-", Replacement:="", LookAt:= _

                xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _

                ReplaceFormat:=False

            cel.Replace What:="TO=DS0INT-", Replacement:="", LookAt:=xlPart, _

                SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _

                ReplaceFormat:=False

            cel.Replace What:=":CCSTATE=XC", Replacement:="", LookAt:=xlPart, _

                SearchOrder:=xlByRows, MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False, _

                ReplaceFormat:=False

        Else

            cel.Clear

        End If

    Next
 

Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).EntireRow.Delete
 

End Sub

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Robberbaron (robr) earned 500 total points
ID: 24037837
this is short and easy to use.

just dumps output into current sheet, starting at current cell location.

##change to location of the txt file path from my test##

Sub GetText()

    Dim sInputName As String, lfn As Long

    Dim iPart1 As Integer, iPart2 As String, iPart3 As Integer, sPart1 As String, sPart2 As String

    Const sFlag1 = "FROM=DS0INT-"

    Const sFlag2 = ",TO=DS0INT-"

    Const sFlag3 = ":CCSTATE"

    

    lrow = 0: lCol = 0

    sInputName = "c:\work\ee\IDSOdump.txt"  '<<<<user change required'

    lfn = FreeFile

    Open sInputName For Input As #lfn

    

    Do While Not EOF(lfn)

        Line Input #lfn, slinedata

        iPart1 = InStr(slinedata, sFlag1)

        If iPart1 > 0 Then

            'found a data line'

            iPart2 = InStr(slinedata, sFlag2)

            iPart3 = InStr(slinedata, sFlag3)

            sPart1 = Mid(slinedata, iPart1 + Len(sFlag1), iPart2 - iPart1 - Len(sFlag1))

            sPart2 = Mid(slinedata, iPart2 + Len(sFlag2), iPart3 - iPart2 - Len(sFlag2))

            If Left(sPart1, 1) = "0" Then

                'strip leading0'

                sPart1 = Mid(sPart1, 2)

            End If

            If Left(sPart2, 1) = "0" Then

                'strip leading0'

                sPart2 = Mid(sPart2, 2)

            End If

            ActiveCell.Offset(lrow, 0) = sPart1

            ActiveCell.Offset(lrow, 1) = sPart2

            lrow = lrow + 1 'move to next row'

        End If

    Loop

    

    

    

    Close lfn

End Sub

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by:Troush2009
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Great work this is what I was looking for.
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