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I have an excel sheet with a single Column which is filled with email addresses.

I need to somehow format the list so that each email address is comma delimited, and has a single quote around it. So basically each cell needs to have a single quote around its content, and be comma delimited.

Here's how it looks now:
John@yahoo.com
Joe@gmail.com
Jane@msn.com

Here's my end goal:
'john@yahoo.com', 'joe@gmail.com', 'jane@msn.com'

Any ideas how to achieve this?
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by:sstone55423
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You will need to write an Excel macro.  The export utility will not do that for you.
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by:InfoTechEE
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Is there a way to Import CSV files into MS SQL Server 2008...is there a wizard?

I'm sure it would have this ability.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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InfoTechEE,In your example, are those three entries in a single cell, or is each entry in its own cell?
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by:rockiroads
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maybe try a bulk insert http://sqlserver2000.databases.aspfaq.com/how-do-i-load-text-or-csv-file-data-into-sql-server.html or http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2008/02/06/sql-server-import-csv-file-into-sql-server-using-bulk-insert-load-comma-delimited-file-into-sql-server/


but do you want to runt his outside of sql server?

some excel vba code like this is a simple example
I specify the start row and col using irow and icol
I place results in row 1, col 5

Public Sub MergeColumns()

    Dim iRow As Integer
    Dim iCol As Integer
   
    'Specify start row/col
    iRow = 1
    iCol = 4
   
    While Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(iRow, iCol) <> ""
        If Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 5) <> "" Then
            Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 5) = Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 5) & ","
        End If
        Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 5) = Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 5) & "'" & Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(iRow, iCol) & "'"
        iRow = iRow + 1
    Wend
   
End Sub
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by:InfoTechEE
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matthewspatrick: Each entry is in its own cell. All the email addresses are in Column A, and each email address is on its own row, in its own cell.

rockiroads: To come to think about it, can't this be done with Cancatination formula?
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concat will certainly put the values together but you still want the semicolon delimiter
you can iterate thru and create a formula but I can't see any other way

code posted earlier needs tidying up, should use a worksheet object as well as determing last row instead of checking each item

example of formula

    Dim iRow As Integer
    Dim iLastRow As Integer
    Dim iCol As Integer
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim sFormula As String

   
    Set ws = Worksheets("Sheet1")
    iLastRow = ws.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row
   
    For iRow = 1 To iLastRow
        If iRow = 1 Then
            sFormula = "=CONCATENATE("
        Else
            sFormula = sFormula & "," & Chr$(34) & "," & Chr$(34) & ","
        End If
        sFormula = sFormula & "A" & iRow
    Next iRow
    Debug.Print sFormula
    sFormula = sFormula & ")"
    ws.Range("B2").Formula = sFormula


formula added to b2
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