Daily Download 32: Text functions

Today’s daily download covers functions to import data from text files into Excel quickly and efficiently, a function to combine text strings, with improved functionality over the built-in Concatenate function, and functions to extract numbers from the beginning or end of text strings.

The text import spreadsheet is described in the following posts:
Importing text files with VBA
Importing text files with VBA – 2
Importing text files with VBA – 3
Importing tab delimited files and clearing large ranges
Importing selected rows from a text file

Download file: http://www.interactiveds.com.au/software/Text-in2.ZIP

A separate spreadsheet allows automatic download of csv files from the web:

Automatic download of csv files
Download file: http://www.interactiveds.com.au/software/web-download1.xlsb

The Textstring Function is described in:
Stringing more than two words together
Download file: http://interactiveds.com.au/software/TextString.xls

The functions NumLeft and NumRight will extract numbers from the start or end of a text string, and are described in:
Extracting Numbers From Text Strings
Download file: GetNum.xlsb

1.4 million row text file imported into Excel 2007

Text import with criteria ranges

CSV data imported from the Internet

TextString Function examples compared with Concatenate

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One Response to Daily Download 32: Text functions

  1. Pingback: Dealing with dates 3: opening and saving csv files without data corruption | Newton Excel Bach, not (just) an Excel Blog

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