Solved

Removing single quotes from spreadsheets exported from MS Access

Posted on 2012-04-09
3
254 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-09
Hi All,

I need your assistance. I have a number of spreadsheets that have been exported from Access databases. The spreadsheets contains single quotes at the beginning of the text in cell values, so far I have been using the =CLEAN() function, then copying the values of the columns to another column, but lately most of the columns in the spreadsheets contain the single quote.

Can I remove the single quotes from the spreadsheets that are in the spreadsheets due to Access exporting issues using a macro rather than using =CLEAN()  for each column???

I tried Find & Replace but it doesn't work. Somehow it doesn't pick up the single quote from Access.

Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:jose11au
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Kent Dyer
ID: 37826337
what about looking up Char(34) and or Char(39)..

http://asciitable.com

That may get what you are looking for.

Kent
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Pratima Pharande earned 500 total points
ID: 37826348
CLEAN is an Excel function that removes all non printable characters frm text. In my example "=Clean(A1)" this would remove any single quotations preceding the text in cell A1.


Here is what you should try:

Insert a new Worksheet and then put:=TRIM(Sheet1!A1) Of course you would substitute "Sheet1" with your sheet name.

Copy this down rows and across columns until you have referenced all your cells that have text with the single quote preceding them.

Now highlight your entire sheet (grey square in the corner of "A" and "1") then push Ctrl+C (to copy), now go to Edit>PasteSpecial-Values-OK. This will replace all formulas with their values.


refer
http://www.mrexcel.com/archive/Edit/7738.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:jose11au
ID: 37826370
Thanks guys. pratima_mcs your solutions works great!!

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Improved? Move/Copy Add-in Replacement - How to avoid the annoying, “A formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name XXX, which already exists on the destination worksheet.” David Miller (dlmille)  It was one of those days… I wa…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now