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VBA Read Txt Files In A Folder And Delete First Line According To A Criteria

Posted on 2014-11-13
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I have put this question before and this is the code which has been kindly sent by the expert "@aikimark".

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Public Sub Q_28550315()
    Dim strFile As String
    Const cPath As String = "C:\users\aikimark\downloads\"
    Const cDefault As String = "10      Session      2010      2010"
    Dim strLine As String
    Dim colLines As Collection
    Dim vItem As Variant
    Dim intFN As Integer
    strFile = Dir(cPath & "*.txt")
    Do Until Len(strFile) = 0
        Set colLines = Nothing
        Set colLines = New Collection
        intFN = FreeFile
        Open cPath & strFile For Input As #intFN
        Do Until EOF(intFN)
            Input #intFN, strLine
            If Right(strLine, 4) = ".exl" Then
            Else
                colLines.Add strLine
            End If
        Loop
        Close intFN
        Open cPath & strFile For Output As #intFN
        If colLInes.Count = 0 Then
            Print #intFN, cDefault
        Else
            For Each vItem In colLines
                Print #intFN, vItem
            Next
        End If
        Close intFN
        strFile = Dir
    Loop
End Sub
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After this question has been accepted (closed) I have spotted a problem which is:
- if the "txt" file contains "," then the "sub" above will generate a file which creates a new line after each of those ",".
Would it be possible to "ignore" the "," and keep the line as it is?

Thanks.
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Change the line starting

Input

to

Line Input
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by:Duke001
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Amazing stuff! It works perfectly.

I would like to ask you if you could help to understand why the following code doest work?
Please let me know if I need to open another question?

Thanks
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by:Phillip Burton
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Another question is always nice, because it might not be in my expertise, and would advertise to other experts more.
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by:Duke001
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hoops! forgot to paste the code

Line 1: Sub test()
Line 2: Dim WshShell As Object
Line 3: Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Line 4: WshShell.Run "cmd /K cscript C:\Test1\Make_L_JP.vbs"
Line 5: End Sub
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by:Duke001
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Quick and efficient!
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Sorry - WScript not in my expertise.
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I understand.
Thanks any away
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