troubleshooting Question

Bulk update/recode of survey text responses to numerical values via a lookup table using macros

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My objective is to build a macro either in Access or Excel to be able to convert standard text responses (strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, strongly agree) into their equivalent numerical values (strongly disgree = 1, disagree = 2, neutral = 3, agree = 4, strongly agree = 5)

The source data is from Google survey, which generates these standard text responses on a 5-point scale.
Each survey response would contain around a 200+ unique responses to 30+ questions, most of which would require inputs in this 5-point scale format.

I thought a macro would be the way to go as it would be quite tedious to do a vlookup for each column of responses where there is this 5-point scale. However, I'm not sure if Excel or Access would be the best way to go about this. Greatly appreciate your expert thoughts and solutions!

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