A Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) forum. OfficeFrustration

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » OfficeFrustration forum » Microsoft Excel » General Discussion
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  

Using excel to process QIF file

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 14th, 2009, 08:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
John Keith
external usenet poster
Posts: 27
Default Using excel to process QIF file

I'm trying to use excel to do some processing on a QIF file (using
VBA). I've made some good progress but I have hit one problem that I
don't understand. I'm posting in this group because I can reproduce
the problem doing just very simple manual operations in excel. Here is
the scenario:

- open the QIF file using file open, select all files *.*

- use the text import wizard, set options so that 1 line in QIIF file
is entered into 1 cell (all data in column A)

- change any text date (this is fundamentally a text file) from
10/13/2009 to 10/12/2009 (just to require the save dialog box to open)
and save the file back to the original file

- Now re-open the file using a word processor and there will be cells
other than the one noted above that have changed. In particular, a
cell that was orignally in this form:


will now be enclosed in quotes like this:


It appears that the save operation is causing this cell content
change, as the contents look good before saving. And only some of the
cells are changed, it is always a cell similar to the one noted above,
that is, it is a row that always starts with "T", but not all the rows
like this are modified.

Can anyone explain what is causing this behavior and more importantly
how I can avoid it?


John Keith


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 OfficeFrustration.
The comments are property of their posters.