Programming

Programming questions? Ask a programmer for answers ASAP

Ask a Computer Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

L have a client that wants to import data from one excel…

Customer Question
l have a client that...
l have a client that wants to import data from one excel spreadsheet that is down loaded from MYOB Accounting software into another excel spreadsheet. Only certain columns/fields from the first template need to be picked up in the second spreadsheet.
Can this be done in an automated fashion?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Programming
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Programming Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
2/15/2016
Programmer: Chris Baxter, Programming Tutor replied 2 years ago
Chris Baxter
Chris Baxter, Programming Tutor
Category: Programming
Satisfied Customers: 533
Experience: Completed BSIT concentration Software Engineering, tutored other students and classmates in Java and VB.net, C++, and Obj C.
Verified

Hello!

In answer to your question, it can! It will require the use of Python to code the back end, and that of course requires some minor setup, and use of some programming to access the appropriate fields. Essentially the code goes something like this:

getThisWorkbook.thisCell = thisValue

thisValue = thatOtherWorkbookCellValue

You can see the following link for the exact instructions and codes for the setup and implementation!

https://automatetheboringstuff.com/chapter12/

Please let me know if you need further assistance! :)

Ask Your Own Programming Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Chris
Thanks for this so if i send you the excel files can you set something up for me and send back an automated work around? The first sheet is downloaded from MYOB Accounting software in a csv or txt format and from there we would need to populate the fields required in the secondary spreadsheet. How much would this cost? Thanks Mark
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Chris just checking to see you have my previous message.
l can upload the files if you want.
Thanks
Programmer: Chris Baxter, Programming Tutor replied 2 years ago

You can upload those, I unfortunately have other things to attend to, but I can easily step out of the way and let our other guys here take care of that for you! :)

Ask Your Own Programming Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Chris
Thanks for the return message.
OK so the Itemsale.txt is an export that comes form the Accounting package and the client wants to download this daily. The excel spreadsheet named sample upload is for the client's distribution team. On the highlighted fields need to be matched but at present the client is manually entering data into spreadsheet which is a very time consuming process.
Please let me know a rough estimate to automate a macro process here before commencing works. Thanks
Mark
Programmer: Richard, Consultant replied 2 years ago
Richard
Richard, Consultant
Category: Programming
Satisfied Customers: 47,537
Experience: Programming and Network consultancy for 15+ years
Verified

Hi there Mark and welcome

Sorry about the delay, it appears your previous expert has left the conversation.

I will help you with this.

I looked through the files and your going to need to also use Microsoft Access for this (as an inbetween, Excel will be the final product). Do you have this installed on the computer?

and to confirm, you want the Txt file to be put into Excel correct? Just match the fields.

Ask Your Own Programming Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Richard
Thanks for the email.
l have emailed the client and am checking on the Microsoft Access availability. So still waiting to hear back.
I assume that the text file can stay as is as it is an import from MYOB to the desktop and will only be used to trigger the information into the 2nd spreadsheet.
Thanks
Mark
Programmer: Richard, Consultant replied 2 years ago

yes, there is one issue with the text file but I can overcome it in Access.

Basically Access imports it and spits out the Excel file

Ask Your Own Programming Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Richard
apologies for the late response. the client was away ill today so as soon as i hera they have access i will revert back. Can the macro be installed on both Windows and Mac platforms?
Thanks
Mark
Programmer: Richard, Consultant replied 2 years ago

It runs on Windows Mark, if the same version of Access is on a mac it will run on that as well.

Ask Your Own Programming Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a programmerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Richard Your Own Question
Richard
Richard
Richard, Consultant
Category: Programming
Satisfied Customers: 47,537
47,537 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Programming and Network consultancy for 15+ years

Richard is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed.

One Happy CustomerNew York

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

ATLPROG

ATLPROG

Computer Software Engineer

7,677 satisfied customers

MS in IT.Several years of programming experience in Java C++ C C# Python VB Javascript HTML

LogicPro

LogicPro

Computer Software Engineer

7,175 satisfied customers

Expert in C, C++, Java, DOT NET, Python, HTML, Javascript, Design.

unvadim

unvadim

Computer Software Engineer

1,168 satisfied customers

Good knowledge of OOP principles. 3+ years of programming experience with Java and C++. Sun Certified Java Programmer 5.0.

lifesaver

lifesaver

Computer Software Engineer

950 satisfied customers

Several years of intensive programming and application development experience in various platforms.

ehabtutor

ehabtutor

Computer Software Engineer

936 satisfied customers

Bachelor of computer science, 5+ years experience in software development, software company owner

TheDoctor

TheDoctor

Software Engineer

893 satisfied customers

M.S. in Internet Information Systems

The-PC-Guy

The-PC-Guy

Software Engineer

848 satisfied customers

Extensive Knowledge in PHP, MYSQL, CSS & Javascript

< Previous | Next >

Related Programming Questions
I need some assistance with creating some formulas in excel.
I need some assistance with creating some formulas in excel … read more
Snake756
Snake756
6 satisfied customers
I need help programming excel but have very little VBA
I need help programming excel but have very little VBA knowledge … read more
The-PC-Guy
The-PC-Guy
Software Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
848 satisfied customers
I was actually looking for Excel, without VBA Pull down
Hi Pearl, I was actually looking for Excel, without VBA Pull down menus, daverage etc … read more
Bhavik Joshi
Bhavik Joshi
Computer Science and Engineering
939 satisfied customers
I'm trying to improve and clean up my excel layout that I
I'm trying to improve and clean up my excel layout that I use for my small business. Is that something that could be done on here? … read more
The-PC-Guy
The-PC-Guy
Software Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
848 satisfied customers
We receive daily inventory updates from multiple vendors in
We receive daily inventory updates from multiple vendors in excel format by either email or we can download via ftp. Each file has different columns and formats. We need a fully automated system setup… read more
Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan
Bachelor\u0027s Program
239 satisfied customers
Is there a way to get my formula to calculate on every-other
Is there a way to get my formula to calculate on every-other column. My data has populated in two columns per store (Store Number One has a column for Main Set and for Lock Box Set) I need to write an… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
Hi I have an excel file with a dde link and want to automate
Hi I have an excel file with a dde link and want to automate an export of a set time range and automaticly feed these into a new ms-access database The dde link dynamicly changes so i want to feed the… read more
Suryanto
Suryanto
Computer Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
535 satisfied customers
I have an Excel spreadsheet that is updated daily by users.
I have an Excel spreadsheet that is updated daily by users. I am trying to (at the least) import this data into an Access (2003) database. I have tried all the simple answers such as using the import … read more
Suryanto
Suryanto
Computer Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
535 satisfied customers
how can i setup my excel spreadsheet to copy cells from another
how can i setup my excel spreadsheet to copy cells from another spreadsheet so that the copy is done without having to use the time consuming manual copy and paste; example say; I have a spreadsheet l… read more
ATLPROG
ATLPROG
Computer Software Engineer
Master's Degree
7,677 satisfied customers
I have one excel spreadsheet with the following customer fields I
I have one excel spreadsheet with the following customer fields: I need to add (append) the additional fields, if possible, to the existing records. So, for line 1 for instance, I have customer name, … read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
MS Excel 2003. Need my macro to include new default settings
MS Excel 2003. Need my macro to include new default settings so the text import wizard becomes a workbook only standard. I need to start importing at row "2", comma delimited and text qualifier = {non… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
Id like to work with John again, please. I have a follow-on
I'd like to work with John again, please. I have a follow-on task to some work he did for me recently. Thanks. Bill Johnson Comfort Keepers Columbia, SC… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
I hav several applications that allow me to download an Excel
I hav several applications that allow me to download an "Excel" version of my data. Once I do this and open the file, it automatically opens up Excel and dumps the data into a regular worksheet. Probl… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
Hello, I am compiling student interviews for my daughters
Hello, I am compiling student interviews for my daughter's 5th grade yearbook. Each student has received various interview question sheets throughout the year. (ex. What is your favorite...) I would l… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
I need my macro to delete rows if they DO NOT contain certain
I need my macro to delete rows if they DO NOT contain certain information. The fields that DO NOT contain this information vary in quantity from day to day dependent upon the raw data extracted into E… read more
J. Mar
J. Mar
IT Specialist
Master's Degree
341 satisfied customers
i have a FORM created in an excel worksheet. some of the cells
i have a FORM created in an excel worksheet. some of the cells in the form need to pull info from another excel worksheet which contains all the data - about 300 rows of data where there would be 1 fo… read more
unavailable
unavailable
271 satisfied customers
I am trying to find a programme that will will show me the
I am trying to find a programme that will will show me the debtors age analysis. A client will send me their debtors age analysis and all I want to do is input the numbers that will show me: 0 - £5000… read more
Cherryl Lewis
Cherryl Lewis
Bachelor's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I have an excel spreadsheet which has a number of sheets that
I have an excel spreadsheet which has a number of sheets that picks up data from a sheet that has data originally imported external data using new database query. The data is picking up accounting inf… read more
John D
John D
Bachelor Degree in Engineering
342 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x