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# 14857 24-Jul-2007 09:44
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Hi I am ceating text files to to use in various upload tools.  The process I use is to select the cells required (which are in the coreect sequence for my data load) and copy & paste these into Notepad to save as .txt file.

A problem has occurred that has added "quotation marks" around cells that contain text values when I paste this into the text file.  When I uplaod the file the " " are also included, but definitely not wanted.

Any ideas on how I can overcome this frustration?




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  # 79391 24-Jul-2007 09:48
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I used a find and replace when i did it for dumping data into an mysql database.
In notepad go edit, replace.
In the Find what put in a "
Leave the replace with: blank
Then do a replace all

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  # 79392 24-Jul-2007 09:50
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Weird. I'm using Excel 2003 & it doesn't do it for me (using Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, it just pastes the values without quotes). I tried on cells formatted as 'Normal' and 'Text'.

What version are you using & what formatting is applied to the cells?

 
 
 
 


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  # 79394 24-Jul-2007 09:52
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NokiaRocks: I used a find and replace when i did it for dumping data into an mysql database.

Find/Replaces can be very risky with large chunks of loosely typed data. Unless you're sure the data doesn't contain quotes or quotes have been converted to entity references etc.

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  # 79397 24-Jul-2007 10:01
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why don't you just export or save-as "txt"?




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NokiaRocks: I used a find and replace when i did it for dumping data into an mysql database.
In notepad go edit, replace.
In the Find what put in a "
Leave the replace with: blank
Then do a replace all


Sweet!  That worked a treat!

I did look for this myself as I use this in MS word & Excel

RWales: What version are you using & what formatting is applied to the cells?


Excel 2000 - General formatting

Thanks again.

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