On 17/03/14 13:25, Brian Barker wrote:
At 11:43 17/03/2014 +0000, Budgie Noname wrote:
In short I am having to "massage" a .csv file exported from one system
before importing it into an accounting system. The accountant wants a
"Comment" column added before importing the file which summarises
information held in four other columns. Two columns contain names and
do not present a problem but the other two have dates. In the .csv
file the dates are shown 02-Oct-14 and I am having trouble getting
these dates treated as text.
To get the names I have:-
=B2&" "&C2 but how do I copy the dates?
If you have real dates in the columns and you need to include them as
text in the additional column, just use TEXT(D2;"DD-MMM-YY") where you
would otherwise use D2 in your formula, and so on.
But if you mean that your original CSV file has these dates in this
format, there is an easier way. When you open the CSV file, you should
see the Text Import dialogue. Under Fields, click in the date columns
and then select Text from the drop-down menu against "Column type". The
dates will be imported as text and you will not need the above workaround.
I trust this helps.
Many thanks. Got it and it is working.
I do still have some issues. If I work on the .csv file in Calc and add
columns etc, save as a .csv and re open in Calc the columns are changed
in that I get contents of some cells are split into two columns.
I shall do some reading but guess this might be because column content
is not a single entry but sometimes several in one cell, separated by
space or comma. Am I correct?
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