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Merge break line on text file

Hi I have some data on the text file and there are some breaking lines. I wonder if there were anyway to merge the content.
Please let me know
Thanks
Bin

RE: merge break line on text file

Hi Bin

Thanks for getting in touch. The simplest way is to Find and Replace the line break character. If you record this as a macro you will have the code for it.

Here's a great tutorial for this process:

http://blog.contextures.com/archives/2013/05/28/find-and-replace-line-breaks-in-excel/

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RE: merge break line on text file

Hi Gary,
Thanks for your notes. But the "line break" i mean is slightly different.

My raw data was in text format and there is a note column. When i open the exported data, the notes in the column has been broken in different lines so in this case when i do texttocolumn to import the data in excel the notes in the column will be brokendown vertically to servarl cells instead of having all contents in one cell.

For example:
my raw data shows the number of transations have been made. Column P is the "Note" column for each transactions. when i export the raw data. the note has been brokendown like below in text format

Note showed in the system:
"A has not pay the transaction due to ..." (all in one line)
in the exported text file:
"A has not pay the transaction
due to
..." (broken down to three lines)

So if i import it into excel, the notes will be TextToColumn in three different cells. i.e. P2 "A has not pay the transaction", P3 "due to", P3"...".

I was trying to ask if there was anyway to merge the three cell content into one cell in P2.

Hope i have made it clear. Please let me know
Thanks
Bin

RE: merge break line on text file

Hi Bin

Depending where the data is, you could concatenate it like this (assuming the data is in A1, A2 and A3):

Range("A1") = Range("A1") & Range("A2") & Range("A3")

and variations of that.

With Offset it would look like:

ActiveCell = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0) & ActiveCell.Offset(2, 0) & ActiveCell.Offset(3, 0)

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