comma sep

Posted on 2014-04-10
Last Modified: 2014-10-14
Suppose I have a big list within a text file with out commas..
How will I give comma in between..


i do not have any application or nothing I can download for security reasons
Question by:tonydba
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Expert Comment

ID: 39991636
For ease of you, you really need a program.
Option 1: Advanced editors like Notepad++. Use advanced find & replace:
find: \n\r
replace: ,

Option 2: Copy paste to Word. Record a macro, from the first line, press END, DEL, the "," key, CURSOR LEFT (it should jump to the next line, if not, use CURSOR DOWN, HOME)
Stop macro record, run macro record until the end.

Option 3: VB script (maybe I will provide code later if you really need it)
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Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39991698
You don't need a macro in Word.

Just press CTRL+H (or click on "Replace"), then type ^p in the find box and , in the replace box.
Or, if your file has Unix style endings, type ^l in the find box and , in the replace box.

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Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 39991743
What programs (i.e. text editors) do you have access to?
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Expert Comment

by:Praveen Venu
ID: 39993491
Copy this to excel, in the second column add comma and drag to the end row.
Now copy back to notepad.

Author Comment

ID: 39994776
I tried with this but now working..
Advanced editors like Notepad++. Use advanced find & replace:
find: \n\r
replace: ,
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Accepted Solution

Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 39994790
You have Unix style line endings.

In find you need: \n
replace with ,
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Expert Comment

ID: 39994792
Sorry, my bad:
it's: \r\n
(But you have to set search mode to Extended, it's in the same window left bottom)
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Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39994807
To see the kind of line endings you have, go to View->Show symbol->Show end of line.
notepad    replace

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40381292
tried with \n

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