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ttjswp
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USA
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Posted - November 15 2006 :  12:21:27  Show Profile  Visit ttjswp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi!
I am currently using wordpad to create my database but want to convert to excel, I need some help understanding how to delimite for option fields.

For example in wordpad I would input the following to have multiple features:
"ccode";"cname";"features";"pother3";"selectlist";"hide"
"P7-831";"Cover";"75,17";"Gray, Green";"West Coast [20], East Coast [$80]";"0"

I am able to separate the features with a comma because I am using the semi-colon as the delimiter and the same for pother 3 and selectlist.
When I use excel how do I do this?
What characters do I use in a comma delimited format to separate option fields?

elammers
VP-ASP Super User

USA
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Posted - November 15 2006 :  12:38:35  Show Profile  Visit elammers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Keep your commas in those option fields. But in Excel, you can save your file using TAB instead of comma as the delimiter, it should be one of the choices in the drop down in "Save as type". Then use this FREE mod by BYZ to easily allow TAB delimited import file.

http://www.bigyellowzone.com/support/issue_view.asp?ID=442

I've done this with one of my customers that has 3,000+ products and does updates a few times per week via an import file.



Regards,

Eric in Maine
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ttjswp
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Posted - November 15 2006 :  16:29:32  Show Profile  Visit ttjswp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you!
It worked perfectly.
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