Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Excel Mac 2008 Worksheet Export Text File With Semicolon Delimiter

Posted on 2014-03-25
4
Medium Priority
?
991 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
I have a worksheet that I have been given that uses tabs for delimiters.  My update script needs it to have a delimiter as a semi colon instead.  Please tell me how to export to a .txt file with a semicolon as a delimiter.

Thanks,

Randal
0
Comment
Question by:sharingsunshine
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:BlueYonder
BlueYonder earned 400 total points
ID: 39953209
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 1600 total points
ID: 39953216
I don't quite understand your question. Excel itself does not use tabs as delimiters. Do you mean you were given a tab delimited text file that you want to convert to a semicolon delimited text file?

If so, the easiest thing to do is to download a free copy of TextWrangler ( http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/download.html ), and use its global search and replace to replace all tabs with semicolons.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sharingsunshine
ID: 39953442
the how to geek article is for Windows Excel.  I found that article before I ever posted the question.  Additionally, the save as opiton on my Excel doesn't have the "Other Formats" option.  Although, it is a great article for a Windows user.

I received a .xls worksheet that is tab delimited.  Since it is in a .xls format TextWrangler isn't allowing me to the see the data.  So, you mentioning the TextWrangler option gave me the idea to export it as .csv then use TW to change them to semicolons.

Since neither of you had the complete answer I have decided to split the points.

Thanks,

Randal
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sharingsunshine
ID: 39953447
Thanks for both of your answers.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

We could spend the next millennium discussing the differences of the Mac and Windows platforms. The next century will continue to have fanatics on both side of the equation and neither side will win the war. However, that’s not why we are here. W…
After seeing numerous questions for Dynamic Data Validation I notice that most have used Visual Basic to solve the problem. This suggestion is purely formula based and can be used in multiple rows.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

719 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