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tranform row to column...across 500 excel workbooks

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i have a folder of 500 workbooks

i have data in a1
then across row 2 --- of varying length

i need to append all this data into one column

i would like to do it across every workbook automaticaly
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by:aikimark
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Please post a workbook with representative data.
Where do you need to place this transformed data?
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by:finnstone
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by:aikimark
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Your workbook needs to show what the transformed data should look like.  Please post your files in this thread.
animatedtabs.csv
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by:finnstone
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I need All the data in column A that's it
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by:finnstone
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yes
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Here is a VBA routine to do this for all the csv files in a directory.  Change the cPath string literal to point to the directory with your 500 csv files.
Sub Q_28618360()
    Dim strFilename As String
    Dim wkb As Workbook
    Dim wks As Worksheet
    Const cPath As String = "C:\Users\AikiMark\Downloads\Q_28618360\"
    strFilename = Dir(cPath & "*.csv")
    Do Until Len(strFilename) = 0
        Set wkb = Workbooks.Open(cPath & strFilename)
        Set wks = wkb.Sheets(1)
        wks.Range(wks.Range("A2"), wks.Range("A2").Offset(ActiveSheet.Range("A2").End(xlToRight).Column - 1, 0)).Value = _
            WorksheetFunction.Transpose(wks.Range(wks.Range("A2"), wks.Range("A2").End(xlToRight)).Value)
        wks.Range(wks.Range("B2"), wks.Range("B2").End(xlToRight)).ClearContents
        wkb.Close True
        strFilename = Dir
    Loop

End Sub

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by:finnstone
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strFilename  is equaling "" everytime ...
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by:aikimark
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What does your code look like?
Where are your CSV files?
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by:finnstone
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i used your code exactly
put it in a module
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by:finnstone
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yes i modified path to correct path
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by:aikimark
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Are you invoking the routine in the module?
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by:finnstone
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no. how do i do that?
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by:aikimark
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just invoke it by name somewhere in the file, usually at the top of the file.

Also, make sure your path ends with a back slash, like mine did.
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by:finnstone
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beautiful got it :)
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by:finnstone
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thanks this is awesome!
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by:finnstone
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great!!
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by:aikimark
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Is this a one-time transform?
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by:finnstone
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yeah already done. posting a new problem though :)
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by:aikimark
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post a link to that new question in this thread
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