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Excel VBA macro that can import any text file to Excel

Posted on 2013-12-11
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Hi

Is it possible to build a macro that can import any text file to Excel

I have attached an example text file

Thanks
Order-Details.txt
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Question by:Murray Brown
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by:Rob Henson
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In answer to your question, is it possible, Yes it is.

I think you need to give some more detail about what you want the macro to do with the text file.

Likeiwse, why have a macro when there is already the standard text import wizard that will convert text files into columns dependent on separators or column widths unless you then want to perform some tasks on the data once imported.

Example file looks like a fairly standard Comma Separated Values file so the Import wizard will handle it fairly easily using comma as the separator.

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Rob H
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

pls try
Sub Macro1()
'
FileToOpen = Application _
 .GetOpenFilename("Text Files (*.txt), *.txt")
If FileToOpen = False Then Exit Sub
 

 With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
        "TEXT;" & FileToOpen, _
        Destination:=Range("$A$1"))
        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTabDelimiter = False
        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
    End With

End Sub

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by:gowflow
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Here you are !!!
Rgonzo1971 did it for you in no sweat ! :)

Just a small note this would apply for the specific file type you posted not just any text file as if it is not comma separated then code would need to be modified.
gowflow
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by:Murray Brown
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Thank you both for the answer and the qualification
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