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Text Import Wizard - Set Default Options

Hi

I'm using Excel 2007

Every time I use the Text Import Wizard, it seems to deafult certain settings like the Delimiter as Space - is there anyway to change the default settings? I never use spaces in this and its irritrating to have to constantly change this.

Similarly, it always sets the default column type to General, is there an option to change this to Text (or whatever) before importing?

Thanks in advance

Gaz


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I have a data file that I need to download and convert from text to xls to then do further manipulation. When I manually fire up excel, open the text file and leave all the text import wizard defaults I can then work with the resulting xls file programmatically. When I use the following code I get errors when I try to open the resulting xls file. I haven't been able to find much about the different options in the OpenText file command so I'm not sure what properties I'm setting incorrectly that the wizard automatically sets correctly. It's a tab delimited file. Can anyone tell me what options I need to set to get it converted correctly? Thanks.

Excel.Application application = new Excel.Application();
                object missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
                System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = new 
CultureInfo("en-US");
                System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = new 
CultureInfo("en-US");
                application.Caption = "Test";
                application.Visible = true;
                application.Workbooks.OpenText
                (
                    sFileToSave,
                    missing,
                    1,
                    Excel.XlTextParsingType.xlDelimited,
                    Excel.XlTextQualifier.xlTextQualifierNone,
                    missing,
                    true,  //TAB
                    missing,
                    false, //COMMA
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing,
                    missing
                );

                application.Save(sExcelToSave);
                application.Quit();
                application = null;


I open a lot of Comma limited files in Excel using the “Text Import Wizard”.
I need a hack that will pre-set some of the selections in three Wizard steps.
In Step 1, I want to default to “Delimited”. In Step 2, Default to “Comma”,
and in Step 3 I want the “Date” format to default to YMD.

I normally get around this using VB script in the worksheet, but I still
would like to change the default settings. Is there a way to set these
defaults in Excel or in the Registry?

I am pasting query results from WinSQL into Excel and use 'Paste' and then, from the little Paste Options icon, 'Use Text Import Wizard'. I choose tab delimited and then reset the decimal separater using the 'Advanced' button on step 3. Since I do this daily I would like to create a macro to do it all for me, namely paste what I have already copied to the clipboard using the appropriate settings. Recording doesn't reflect the steps I executed. How can I call the text import wizard from vba with the clipboard contents as input as opposed to a text file?
TIA,
Ken Smith

How and where do I set the preferences for the "Text Import Wizard" in Excel, when I want the "Delimited" & "Comma" to be the default preferences when I import a "csv" file?

Thanks
Ted

Is there a way to change the import wizard column default to text from general? 95% of our fields are text and it would be much easier for us to change our number fields to general, rather than change the fields from general to text.

I've got a text file that I am attempting to import (over 65500 lines) and of
course I'm getting the alert for the size limit for one worksheet. However,
Excel does prompt me with the following message. Can someone give me a quick
description of how to rerun the import on another tab and EXCLUDE the
previous data? I've attempted this but it seems to just import the same
data. I've looked in the options for some sort of setting, but have not
found anything useful.
Thanks in advance...

"The text file contains more data than will fit on a single worksheet.
To continue and import as much of the dta as will fit, click OK. You can
then import the rest of the data by repeating the import operation on another
worksheet and using the Text Import Wizard to exclude data already imported."

Hi

Can anyone tell me how to change the file origin default language in the
Text Import Wizard to "28591:Western European (ISO)"? It defaults to
"932:Japanese" every time I use the Wizard and it is driving me nuts! Have
not been able to see a setting to change this anywhere :-(

OS is XP SP2, Excel is 2003 v11.6113.5703. I am unable to put the latest
service pack on as this is a standard corporate desktop image which cannot be
changed.

Please help!

Thanks

BB

Is it possible to change the text import wizard defaults in excel 2003?

The goal is to change it so that it *always* picks delimited and to, by
default, have space be a "selected" delimiter.

None of the files I import are fixed width, although some of the "look"
that way to the import wizard, and all of them use spaces as delimiters.

Thanks!
Bruce

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Hello,

When you open up a .txt file in Excel, this starts up the Text import
wizard. On the second screen of the wizard, you get a set of delimiters to
choose from - Tab being the default. I have two people in which this is in
fact set to Comma delimited by default. Any ideas how to change the actual
default setting? (They want to get back to Tab delimited permanently!).
This is Excel2002 running on XP Professional, without SP2.

Cheers Mark

Is it possible to change the text import wizard defaults in excel 2003?

The goal is to change it so that it *always* picks delimited and to, by
default, have space be a "selected" delimiter.

None of the files I import are fixed width, although some of the "look"
that way to the import wizard, and all of them use spaces as delimiters.

Thanks!
Bruce

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Bruce Bowler | As the economy gets better, everything else gets
1.207.633.9600 | worse. - Buchwald's Law
bbowler@bigelow.org |
+-------------------+---------------------------------------------------+

Hi

Can anyone tell me how to change the file origin default language in the
Text Import Wizard to "28591:Western European (ISO)"? It defaults to
"932:Japanese" every time I use the Wizard and it is driving me nuts! Have
not been able to see a setting to change this anywhere :-(

OS is XP SP2, Excel is 2003 v11.6113.5703. I am unable to put the latest
service pack on as this is a standard corporate desktop image which cannot be
changed.

Please help!

Thanks

BB

I have a CSV file that is tilde (~) delimited but does contain commas. When I open the file through Excel the Text Import Wizard appears allowing me to parse by tildes. However if I open the file directly from Windows Explorer it opens into Excel, but automatically parse on the commas, which is not what I want. Is there a setting to prompt the Text Import Wizard to open when opening the file from Windows Explorer?

Thanks in advance!

I am importing some data shown as a table in my email however when I transfer
it to a Word or Excel document it becomes a single column of text with each
column of information separated by a new line. I need to change it to a table
in Excel however when I try to use the Text Import Wizard it does not have an
option to classify each column by a new line only by a space, comma etc. Is
there any way I can change it to recognise a new line?

Thanks!!

I have a Text file which I need to bring into Excel using the Text
Import Wizard. I use the Fixed Width option since each column is a
certain characters long.

Is there a way I could automatically save my "breaks" so I'm not
breaking the file every week. Some add-in or a method would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Yag

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In step 3 of the Text Import Wizard in Excel 2007 (SP1 included), if you
click the «Advanced» button and change the settings, and then click OK, IT
SIMPLY IGNORES YOUR CHANGES. If you click again on the «Advanced» button,
you'll notice the settings are wholly unchanged.
So it's impossible to instruct Excel 2007 to consider dots as decimal
separators, for instance. It will simply ignore it.
Does anyone know if there's a turnaround, or some fix Microsoft has issued,
or anything?

Thanks

TM

Can Excell be set up to start in the Text Import Wizard when opening certain
file extension types? Basicly jump through the initial Start Up and
subsequent selection of Data/Import External Data/Import Data/ Select File...

Would like to see Excell and Wizard opened anytime i select the file with
..___ extension.

I have a file that begins with
;--
The "--" seems to cause excel to think this is a fixed-width file.
When I open it with the text import wizard it defaults to fixed-width
when it should be delimited. It there any way I can change this so I
don't have to go into the import wizard every time I want to open this
type of file and change it to delimited? How does excel decide
whether it is delimited or fixed width?

Thanks,
Julia

Friends I am a Office 2000 user. Is there a way to call the text import
wizard from vba so that when importing text that is started from a code, the
user presented with the wizard first enabling him/her to set field lengths.

Thanks in advance

Good Afternoon,

I have set a comma delimited data file with a numeric extension to open up in Excel as a CSV.
1) When I click open this file I bypass the text Import Wizard, however, the data is not separated into several columns and is instead all placed in column A.
2) When I open the file through Excel (File->Open) I am prompted by the Text Import Wizard.

How can I go about having this .13 file bypass the Text Import Wizard AND have the delimited data parsed into separate columns regardless of the open method used?

hi all, new to the forums as i need help!

running excel 2000 under advanced server 2000 (intel p4 2ghz hp compaq evo pc) and having a problem with the text import wizard ;

trying to import a fixed column text report with three number columns that include negative values in the format 320.06-

problem is that they have to be imported as general type as there is no number option in the import wizard which then means that excel appears to treat the negative sign as text pushing the cell justification over to the left and if i try to create a cell which displays the sum of these three negative values, the result is always zero.

tried formatting the columns in all the different number, custom, general formats etc but nothing works.

do i need to create a new custom format?

any suggestions please?

thanks in advance

I have a Text file which I need to bring into Excel using the Text Import Wizard. I use the Fixed Width option since each column is a certain characters long.

Is there a way I could automatically save my "breaks" so I'm not breaking the file every week. Some add-in or a method would be appreciated.

Thanks
Yag

I frequently have to import data from an accounts report txt file into Excel
2K, via the Text Import Wizard, fixed width mode. Is there any way to save
the column width settings for future re-use?

Hello -
I hope I am posting this to the correct discussion group.

When converting a .tsv file to Excel using the Text Import Wizard > Column
Data Format > Step 3, which is "Do not import column (Skip)," is there any
way I can globally exclude columns? I have 50 columns to exclude, and
clicking each column individually and excluding each column one-by-one takes
a lot of time. In other words, is there a way I can exclude columns in
groups vs. one at a time?

My .tsv files are too large to convert to Excel and delete the columns there.

Thanks a lot in advance,

While usin gthe Text import wizard to import text into another spreadsheet,
when I try to delete a break line or move a break line - I only make more of
them. Is this a bug?


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