Conversion of column list to comma delimited string

rn119

New Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
Messages
49
Is there a macro I can use that would convert this...

USA
Germany
Chile
France
Turkey
Indonesia

<tbody>
</tbody>

to this....

USA,Germany,Chile,France,Turkey,Indonesia

The column will have always data in Column A and rows could vary in terms of data input.
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

Create a Pivot Table on a Map
If your data has zip codes, postal codes, or city names, select the data and use Insert, 3D Map. (Found to right of chart icons).

My Aswer Is This

Well-known Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2014
Messages
16,729
Office Version
2013
Platform
Windows
So in this example you have:

A1 USA
A2 Germany

Etc.

So where do you want the results entered?


Would it be B1:

USA,Germany
 

Michael M

Well-known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Messages
18,448
Office Version
2013
Platform
Windows
Try using

Code:
Sub MM1()
Dim i As Integer, s As String
i = 1
Do Until Cells(i, 1).Value = ""
    If s = "" Then
        s = Cells(i, 1).Value
    Else
        s = s & "," & Cells(i, 1).Value
    End If
    i = i + 1
Loop
Cells(1, 2).Value = s
End Sub
 

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
43,700
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
Assuming the list in column A starting at A2, try
Code:
Sub Comma_List()
  Range("B2").Value = Join(Application.Transpose(Range("A2", Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))), ",")
End Sub
Although you asked for a macro, this can also be done by formula if your Excel version has the TEXTJOIN function

=TEXTJOIN(",",1,A2:A7)
 
Last edited:

rn119

New Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
Messages
49
Thanks Michael/Peter. Both of these macros worked great.
 

Michael M

Well-known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Messages
18,448
Office Version
2013
Platform
Windows
@Peter_SSs
I'm ever impressed...:pray:
 

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
43,700
Office Version
365
Platform
Windows
@Peter_SSs
I'm ever impressed...:pray:
Thanks Michael. :)

BTW, if you were to use looping you could compact this coloured part considerably by using only the red line. All that means is that s ends up being a string beginning with a comma which you can easily deal with when writing the result to the sheet by simply omitting that first character. :)
Rich (BB code):
Cells(1, 2).Value = Mid(s, 2)
Try using

Code:
Sub MM1()
Dim i As Integer, s As String
i = 1
Do Until Cells(i, 1).Value = ""
 [COLOR="#0000FF"]   If s = "" Then
        s = Cells(i, 1).Value
    Else
        [COLOR="#FF0000"]s = s & "," & Cells(i, 1).Value[/COLOR]
    End If[/COLOR]
    i = i + 1
Loop
Cells(1, 2).Value = s
End Sub
 

Michael M

Well-known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Messages
18,448
Office Version
2013
Platform
Windows
Aww stop it, now you're just making me feel redundant..:oops:
Thanks for the pointer.
 

rn119

New Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
Messages
49
Michael/Peter...one more question here. Can we concatenate open and close brackets to this macro? So basically, the end result would look like...

(USA,Germany,Chile,France,Turkey,Indonesia)
 
Last edited:

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,090,368
Messages
5,414,034
Members
403,512
Latest member
mrmdsims

This Week's Hot Topics

Top