create text file from a mixture of cells value is Excel and text.

scorney

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I’m looking into creating a macro or something that would allow me to take info from specific cells and add it to a text file which the result has to look like as below:
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p> </o:p>
epipe 12193934 customer 2 create<o:p></o:p>
description "RS19-BVA0277-Telecom-3934"<o:p></o:p>
endpoint Epipe_Telecom_3934 create <o:p></o:p>
revert-time 90 <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
sap 1/1/5:3934 create <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp 1119:12193934 endpoint Epipe_Telecom_3934 create<o:p></o:p>
precedence primary <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp 1219:12193912 endpoint Epipe_Telecom_3934 create<o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
no shutdown <o:p></o:p>
exit<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
All the value ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!x190 are from Worksheet ALL RS 7705-Service Epipe cell x, I’m having a few hundred row, but all info for a specific epipe are on the same line, in this example its all on row 190, but different column.
Below example show the pattern:
<o:p> </o:p>
epipe ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!C190 customer 2 create<o:p></o:p>
description "='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!E190"<o:p></o:p>
endpoint ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!F190 create <o:p></o:p>
revert-time 90 <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
sap ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!H190 create <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!I190 endpoint ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!F190 create<o:p></o:p>
precedence primary <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!K190 endpoint ='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!F190 create<o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
no shutdown <o:p></o:p>
exit<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
or
<o:p> </o:p>
Can I build something that would set a variable and pull the info from a worksheet, but I just don’t know how to do and where to start?
<o:p> </o:p>
epipe $A customer 2 create<o:p></o:p>
description "$B"<o:p></o:p>
endpoint $C create <o:p></o:p>
revert-time 90 <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
sap $D create <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp $E endpoint $F create<o:p></o:p>
precedence primary <o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
spoke-sdp $G endpoint $F create<o:p></o:p>
exit <o:p></o:p>
no shutdown <o:p></o:p>
exit<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
$A='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!C190<o:p></o:p>
$B='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!E190<o:p></o:p>
$C='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!F190<o:p></o:p>
$D='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!H190<o:p></o:p>
$E='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!I190<o:p></o:p>
$F='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!F190<o:p></o:p>
$G='All RS 7705-Service Epipe'!K190<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
Not sure what is the best way to built this.<o:p></o:p>
Can it be built just using a macro in Excel or using MS Word and pulling nfo from Excel?

Thanks for your support!
Sylvain
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

The way I have approached your problem is to loop through the data, build up a text string and output it to a text file.

For ease of editing I have used two constants, one for the sheet name, and one for the output file.

Code:
[COLOR=darkblue]Const[/COLOR] sheetName = "ALL RS 7705-Service Epipe"
[COLOR=darkblue]Const[/COLOR] sFile = "C:\scorney.txt"

If we open the output text file using the OUTPUT command a new text file is created each time the code is run.
Code:
   [COLOR=darkblue]Open[/COLOR] sFile [COLOR=darkblue]For[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Output[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] #fNum

If you wish to add the output to an existing file use the APPEND command
Code:
   [COLOR=darkblue]Open[/COLOR] sFile [COLOR=darkblue]For[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Append[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] #fNum

We set up a range to loop through column A until we find a cell with no value:
Code:
   [COLOR=darkblue]Set[/COLOR] rng = Sheets(sheetName).Range("A2")
   [COLOR=darkblue]Do[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Until[/COLOR] rng = ""

Then we build up our output string:
Code:
      [COLOR=green]'build output string[/COLOR]
      sOutput = "epipe " & rng.Offset(, 2).Value & " customer 2 create" & vbCrLf _
            & "description " & rng.Offset(, 4).Value & vbCrLf _
            & "endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "revert-time 90" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "sap " & rng.Offset(, 7).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "spoke-sdp " & rng.Offset(, 8).Value & " endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "precedence primary " & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "spoke-sdp " & rng.Offset(, 10).Value & " endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "no shutdown" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf

And output it to the text file:
Code:
      [COLOR=green]'output[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=darkblue]Print[/COLOR] #fNum, sOutput

Then we get the next row of data and do it all again.

To use.
Create a copy of your workbook.
Press Alt+F11 to open the vba editor window.
Double click o the ThisWorkbook module in the Project Window on the left hand side.
Copy and paste the code below.
Press F5 to run.
Check the output file.
Code:
[COLOR=darkblue]Option[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Explicit[/COLOR]
[COLOR=darkblue]Const[/COLOR] sheetName = "ALL RS 7705-Service Epipe"
[COLOR=darkblue]Const[/COLOR] sFile = "C:\scorney.txt"
 
[COLOR=darkblue]Sub[/COLOR] ExportToTextFile()
   [COLOR=darkblue]Dim[/COLOR] rng [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] Range  [COLOR=green]'data range to loop through[/COLOR]
   [COLOR=darkblue]Dim[/COLOR] sOutput [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]String[/COLOR]
   [COLOR=darkblue]Dim[/COLOR] fNum [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Long[/COLOR]
 
   [COLOR=darkblue]On[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Error[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]GoTo[/COLOR] CloseTextFile
   fNum = FreeFile
   [COLOR=darkblue]Open[/COLOR] sFile [COLOR=darkblue]For[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Output[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]As[/COLOR] #fNum
 
   [COLOR=darkblue]Set[/COLOR] rng = Sheets(sheetName).Range("A2")
   [COLOR=darkblue]Do[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Until[/COLOR] rng = ""
 
      [COLOR=green]'build output string[/COLOR]
      sOutput = "epipe " & rng.Offset(, 2).Value & " customer 2 create" & vbCrLf _
            & "description " & rng.Offset(, 4).Value & vbCrLf _
            & "endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "revert-time 90" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "sap " & rng.Offset(, 7).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "spoke-sdp " & rng.Offset(, 8).Value & " endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "precedence primary " & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "spoke-sdp " & rng.Offset(, 10).Value & " endpoint " & rng.Offset(, 5).Value & " create" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf _
            & "no shutdown" & vbCrLf _
            & "exit" & vbCrLf
 
      [COLOR=green]'output[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=darkblue]Print[/COLOR] #fNum, sOutput
 
      [COLOR=green]'next row[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=darkblue]Set[/COLOR] rng = rng.Offset(1, 0)
   [COLOR=darkblue]Loop[/COLOR]
CloseTextFile:
   Close #fNum
[COLOR=darkblue]End[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkblue]Sub[/COLOR]
 
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Hi Bertie,

You are a life saver!
I tried it and played with offsets and your explanation were very good

I will for sure apply this to other script that I have to built!

Thanks a bunch for your help!

Best Regards,
Sylvain
 
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