VBA - working with files videos | Excel VBA Part 23 - Text Files

Posted by Andrew Gould on 10 March 2014

The Scripting Runtime Object Library allows you to write VBA code to create, open, read from and write to text files using very simple methods. This video teaches you how to work with tab-delimited and comma-separated value files including how to create them, append data to them and how to read from them. The video also includes a section on using text functions for parsing the contents of a text file and the final section talks about combining these techniques with workbook events to create a simple change log.

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