Best way to format a flat file that Excel will load properly?
I'm generating a flat file in Outlook VBA. Right now I'm able to save it as a
..txt file, although I hope to save it in a delimited flat file format with an
..xls extension so it will automatically be opened by excel without having to
go through the whole 'import' sequence.
There are string fields in the file, some of which contain commas- so I
can't make it a comma delimited file.
What is the best delimiter to use so that Excel will automatically recognize
and parse the flat file contents across columns?
Currently in 2003, but strongly prefer solutions ...Read text as a cell for a formula
I have two formulas in two cells, one spitting out a value for a colum
(A) and the other a value for a row (2). In the a third cell I'm addin
the letter and number together to create a cell address (A2). I want t
use this information in a fourth cell for a formula (=A2*$B$10).
But, how do I get Excel to recognize the text "A2" as a value for
cell and then add A2 (or whatever the third cell may be) in to
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where A4 stores your cell reference as text, e.g. 'A2&...Reading and writing into a file
We use Great Plains accounting software to generate checks etc. We want to
explore the feature if Great plains can read a fixed format file and write
into a file.
We are trying to look into this possibility because we want this application
to share data and interface with another application written in powerbuilder.
Thanks and Regards,
Using Integration Manager or eConnect, Great Plains can read from a fixed
file. Using eConnect, SmartList, or some other tool Great Plains can export
to a file.
eConnect may be the best bet if you already have developers.
"V...Circular reference, Maximum number of formulas
I have come across a spreadsheet in Excel 2000 which exceeds the 65536
number of formulas that Excel's dependency table can keep track of. The
consequence is that 'Calculate' is permanently diplayed in the status bar,
AND (much more important), it cannot keep track of circular references.
By opening the file on my machine with Excel 2003 SP3, I was able to locate
the circular references and correct them.
What is the max number of formulas that Excel 2003 can track in its
What about 2007 does that increase the number of formulas that can be
Th...How do I fix this?
I used the Startup tool to setup my application but I unchecked the Menu Bar
and the Shortcut Menu Bar checkboxes. I need to make some changes but I can't
get the Tool menu back.
Hold down the Shift key when you open your database.
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>I used the Startup tool to setup my application but I unchecked the Menu
> and the Shortcut Menu Bar checkboxes. I need to make some changes but I
> get the Tool menu ba...Need to convert 2002 back t0 while laptop is fixed
My laptop with Money 2002 died and had to be sent in for
service which will probably be about a month. The good
news is that I backup up all my data files the day before
and burned them to CD. My office machine is running
Windows 98 SE and Money 2001 but it will not read the
2002 files. I can't install XP because the machine will
not support it.
I used a friend's machine and can open my backup file but
I don't want to leave my financial data there. Is there
some way I can transfer the data to Excel or save it in a
backwardly compatible format? I tried to synchronis...Advanced formulas.
very soon i will be starting a tafe course involving advanced spreadsheets, my question is: Is there a publication available ,where i can access all posible formulas for this work ?
Functions lists available from my email below.
Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
Excel and Word Function Lists (Classifications, Syntax and Arguments)
available free to good homes.
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news:C6E477CF-CE34-40B...Formatting toolbar disappears randomly.
My formatting tool bar disappears randomly when I create a
new email. I put it back and for a time it stays there
then other times it just does not appear when I try to
create a new mail.
I have installed all the Office service packs as well as
all the windows update.
Can anybody offer a solution?
Try renaming your outcmd.dat file to outcmd.old while Outlook is closed.
Outlook will rebuild the default toolbars the next time you open it. If
your toolbar locations "stick" after doing this, then you know it was the
outcmd.dat file causing the problem. ...delimit using a formula
I am wanting to delimit a cell with both text and numbers in to separate out
the numbers which have common characters that delimit them from the rest of
I can do this using text to columns but I want to know whether I can do this
by using a formula instead.##e.g.
1 text (2/3) more text
2 text (3/4) more text
I want to get the results:
1 2 3
2 3 4
using the first delimiter "(", then "/" then ")"
is there a way to write this...Formula ! need help.
How to express the following formula in Excel format;
Formula 1 , ((A3+B3)/2)(B30/365)
Formula 2 , ((A5+B5)/2)/(B31(365))
I did try but not success.
I can see a couple of mistakes
=((A3+B3)/2)(B30/365) Needs an operator (+-*/) between ..2) an
=((A5+B5)/2)/(B31(365)) the last term does not work (B31(365)) shoul
be (B31/365) or simila
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I have a spreadsheet in which I have set the widths of certain columns
using Autofit. The problem is that I often have to add to the
spreadsheet by importing data from a text file. Every time I do that,
the column width changes to the width of the new data (which is
usually narrower than what I wanted). Is there a way to prevent that
Assuming you're using the Data, Import Data command, when you get to the
final "Import Data" dialog there is a "Properties" button (in Excel 2003 at
least). One of those properties is Adjust column w...Chart to monitor Blood Pressure readings and date
Does any one have any ideas on how to set up a chart to show daily readings
of Blood Pressure? I want to chart readings over one month intervals. Need
to figure out how to insert variables (123/82) and date of reading and get a
Do you intend to capture BP once a day or more often?
If, for example, you want to take a reading every morning and one every
night then you would set up your spreadsheet with 5 cloumns (date, am
diastolic, am systolic, pm diastolic and pm systolic (can't remember which of
the two is the higher, but you get the drift).
Then, a...ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone Read Permission on User Mailbox
I've been trying to get my first Exchange Srever 2003 up and running. It is
running on an SBS 2003 Premium box. One thing I notice that is very strange
is that if you go to Exchange Advanced:Mailbox Rights for any user in the
ADUC both ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone has inherited Read permissions. It is
not clear if that is a problem ... but my guess is that it allows others to
read users mail?
I've been searching online as well as the knowledge base, but there is
nothing that clearly discusses this. It does seem others have noted this
problem, but no one really describes...Format- problems
I have a query with the following :
Format(tblAvvikelser.regDate,"yyyy/mm"). If I put in 2010-05-27 (swedish
date format), it should return 2010-05.
On some clients it works fine but in others I receive an error, telling me
that the format can not be solved.
Copied form a post I saw about 1 month ago:
Access will struggle to interpret a date. The text string "3/10/2010" will
be interpreted as March 10 (even if the user intended it to be 3 October),
but it will give a JDate value. "4/30/2010" will similarly be April 30 (and
it won't try i...Help with Formulas #2
I need help with creating a formula. I want to count the total number
of individuals who meet a certain criteria in one column and a certain
criteria in another column. For example: I want to find out the total
number of people who live in Germany and went on a specific trip. For
argument sake let's say column A is at lists only Y or N for yes and
no, and column B is a list of Countries such as Germany, America, etc.
I would like to figure out the total number of individuals who have a Y
in column A and the word Germany in column B. This is what I have done
so far and it works for co...The great disappearing hot fix
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
Yesterday, one of our users complained to me about some quirk in GP eConnect
processing that I had thought we fixed in December of 2007 via a Hot Fix to
Well, when I checked our server it was as if the hot fix was never installed
(the eConnect release version was the basic 126.96.36.199, instead of 188.8.131.52). The
Hot Fix was also missing from Add/Remove Programs.
I went to reinstall the hot fix, and when the install program started it
gave me the option to either Repair or Remove the hot fix. So, something was
still present tha...Error importing dates from fixed width txt files
I'm trying to revise an existing Import Spec to include new fields added to a
fixed width text file. If I import without making any revisions the dates
import correctly. They are on the file as CCYYMMDD and the data field in the
Spec is Date/Time and I've deselected 4 digit year. My new date fields were
added to the text file as YYMMDD and I select Date/Time data field for the
new fields. However, with the revisions made adding the new fields none of
the date fields import now with the revised spec.
Another user created the spec and we're both using Access 2003 with th...Formula with no result
I have clients that I am intruducing starting with a date. After exactly
10 days, I have to pay them some money. I would like to be notified by
changing colour of the their rows, and not changing back until I complete the
cell of paiment, that is, of course, in the same row.
After I reveived help from this forum, I've tried to do the next things:
A1 Z1 - TO PAY
Z1 - TO PAY cell ads the total amount the money that I have to pay in
This is wh...Array formulae do not recalculate
I have a large number of array formulae in my sheet. I update the supporting
data and the formulae do not recalculate. The only way i can get a recalc is
to F2 and then ctrl+shift+enter. How can I get all of the formulae to
recalc. Manual recalc does not work.
Does Automatic Calculation mode work?
If excel is confused about whether it should recalculate a formula, this
sometimes wakes excel up and stops the confusion.
Select all the cells on that sheet
(ctrl-a a few times should do it)
what: = (equal sign)
Excel will see that ...Cell Box - one of the 4 cell lines is open
What was the set of search "words" to find the answer... please? I have
spent an hour. ( I don't want to tell you that I spent more time -
mentioned). Oh yea!
The lines are call borders and are part of cell formatting.
Format > Cells... > Border > Outline > OK
Gary''s Student - gsnu200826
> What was the set of search "words" to find the answer... please? I have
> spent an hour. ( I don't want to tell you that I spent more time -
> mentioned). Oh yea!
No worky. Excel 2007 - home tab - cells (ins...How to delete "read only" opportunity and Offer
I have de administrator role for CRM 1.2. One of the users added by mistake
10 or more Opportunities and Offers which I can not delete. The program sends
a "Read Only" message qhen I try to delete them. How can I erase this
Many thanks to whom may help.
...Formula to show the content of a formula
Is there a way to show the actual content of the formula. I know you
can use the FIND function to search the content, but is there a way of
displaying it as well?
Kind of like hitting ctrl+` but ony for certains cells.
Say I want to check if "VLOOKUP" was used in column A. I would like to
put some sort of formula in column B, and if one it's used then to
show something like "check". Just so I know to go and check.
All feedback are appreciated.
You can do it with a User Defined Function:
Function CellFormula(CellData As Range) As String
I am preparing a spread sheet for validity of cards and the trainng details
If the card issue date is 14/12/2009 and is entered into a cell For eg D1
Can I have formula in a cell to calculate and come up as 14/12/2010 in E1 as
the validity of card is one year
Thanks as always
Put this in E1:
Hope this helps.
On Dec 14, 12:17=A0pm, "afdmello" <afdme...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am preparing a spread sheet for validity of cards and the trainng detai=
> If the card issue date is 14/12/2009 and is...Pre-Format email with addresses for supversior (Actions Buttons)
Is there a way a user can create an email in Outlook XP (using exchange
server) that can contain pre addressing. Msg be saved then included in
another msg to a supervisor where by when open the supervisor can reveiw
orginal msg and then using action buttons, send the email out under their
Create the message and save it. Drag it into your Drafts folder. Then create
the message to the supervisor and drag the first message into it.
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
What does the word FIX mean on Excel 2000? It is in the lower right
hand corner 3 boxes away from NUM, 4 boxes from CAPS.
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It means you have turned on fixed decimals places under tools>options>edit,
so if you have 2 fixed decimal places and enter 20 in a cell it will change
into 0.2 Just uncheck it if you don't want it