Converting Table to "Flat File"

zippyfrog

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Hi - I am new to this forum and not sure what the best way to ask this is. Or even if I am using the right terms. Right now I have a spreadsheet that is acting as a table to represent data. What I want to do is convert the table into rows of data so that I can manipulate it in Access. My data represents student names and then across the top are the 50 test questions. In Excel, I am putting an "x" in each cell whenever a student gets a question wrong. What I would like to do is be able to someone covert the table into a flat file so when I import it into Access I can do more with the data.

Here is what I have setup. On Sheet 1, the top row contains the question number. The first column contains the student name, then whenever there is an "x" that indicates a wrong question. This is on the first tab, which I called data. Then, on the second tab, which I called listing, is what I would like to have the results be. The student name and then next to the name the question they got wrong. One line per question.

I tried searching online but I am not sure if I am even describing this correctly...

Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Sample Data.xlsx
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAAABACADAEAFAGAHAIAJAKALAMANAOAPAQARASATAUAVAWAXAY
11234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
2Chrisxxxxx
3Jonxxxxxx
4Sallyxxxxx
Data


Sample Data.xlsx
AB
1Chris4
2Chris13
3Chris31
4Chris40
5Chris49
6Jon2
7Jon10
8Jon20
9Jon31
10Jon45
11Jon50
12Sally2
13Sally14
14Sally25
15Sally38
16Sally47
Listing
 

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Fluff

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Hi & welcome to MrExcel.
How about
VBA Code:
Sub zipyfrog()
   Dim Ary As Variant, Nary As Variant
   Dim r As Long, c As Long, nr As Long
   
   With Sheets("Data")
      Ary = .Range("A1:AY" & .Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row).Value2
   End With
   ReDim Nary(1 To UBound(Ary) * UBound(Ary, 2), 1 To 2)
   
   For r = 2 To UBound(Ary)
      For c = 2 To UBound(Ary, 2)
         If Ary(r, c) = "x" Then
            nr = nr + 1
            Nary(nr, 1) = Ary(r, 1)
            Nary(nr, 2) = Ary(1, c)
         End If
      Next c
   Next r
   Sheets("Listing").Range("A2").Resize(nr, 2).Value = Nary
End Sub
 
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zippyfrog

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That is exactly what I needed! Thanks! I couldn't find that anywhere online.
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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