Create a Pipe Separated Log (like CSV) but pipes?, file using Excel VBA

Posted on 2009-07-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi everyone,

i have the attached code from another answer....

It does what i want it to do, but i need it to place a pipe ' | ' between 'application.username' and 'now', and so on, and in doing so, create a formatted file that can be importable back by excel in the correct way ...

I'm hoping it should be simple, but you never know..

Many Thanks

Open ThisWorkbook.Path & "\usage.log" For Append As #1

Print #1, Application.UserName, Now, etc, etc, etc, .........

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Question by:memeree
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Dave Brett earned 500 total points
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like this ?

Open ThisWorkbook.Path & "\usage.log" For Append As #1

Print #1, Application.UserName & "|" & Now()

Close #1

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ID: 24848483
close, but my problem is that i have around 50 different values on the print line; that ALL need to be separated by a pipe.

Is it possible to do this automatically? so that vba reads the commas on the second line  as : & " | " & ?
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by:Dave Brett
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I'm afraid I don't understand

why don;t you continue in the same vein , ie

Print #1, Application.UserName & "|" & Now()  & "|" &"next"  & "|" & "next2"

Or are you actually asking how to convert a line of text
Print #1, Application.UserName, Now, etc, etc, etc,
Print #1, Application.UserName   & "|" & Now  & "|" & etc  & "|" & etc  & "|" & etc



Author Closing Comment

ID: 31603209
sorry, just realised how lazy i was being.

Control + H to replace all the commas with your suggestion above works perfectly.

Many Thanks
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by:Dave Brett
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thx :)

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