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Open CSV file, copy first cell of A1 to clipboard, delete it, save file

Posted on 2013-05-15
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Last Modified: 2013-07-10
Hi everyone,

I am using a Macro Recorder software that allows C# scripts to be used as part of the macro.

The script I need to adapt is this:

public class Program
	public static void Main()

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What I need the C# to do is this:
1) Open a .csv file on my PC
2) Copy the first cell, e.g. A1 to clipboard
3) Delete A1
4) Save file

Can anyone help? Would make my life easier!


Question by:intangiblemedia
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Meir Rivkin earned 2000 total points
ID: 39167799
var lines = File.ReadLines("input.csv");
var line = lines.FirstOrDefault();
var cell = line.Split(',').FirstOrDefault();
using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("input.csv"))
	foreach(var l in lines.Skip(1))

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Author Comment

ID: 39167830
Thanks - does this also delete the row after its been copied to clipboard and save file?
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Expert Comment

by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 39168147
It copies and deletes the 1st cell in the 1st line

Author Comment

ID: 39168848
Thank you for your post - but I have tried including it in the function above and it wont work.

I get error messages like:
"The type or namespace name "var" could not be found"
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Expert Comment

by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 39169008
use string instead of var.
Except In the first line use string[] instead of var.

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