CSV File Help

IBAUCLAPlaya

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I have a CSV file that is outputted from our internal system. See below for example of what it looks like when opened in notepad:
Code:
"H","A1847","11155131K","C9025","1041303334","OTHER",3,"","11/24/2009",29,"","","OH",2,350,"","N"
"D","A1847","11155131K","C9025",1,"102213",1,125,"11/24/2009","11/24/2009","","","","Property Rekey Fee","N",,"Y"
"D","A1847","11155131K","C9025",2,"102822",3,75,"11/24/2009","11/24/2009","","","","Installed Smoke Detector","N",,"Y"
"H","A1847","11155139K","C9025","1041595171","OTHER",3,"","11/24/2009",29,"","","LA",1,135,"","N"
"D","A1847","11155139K","C9025",1,"102412",1,135,"10/02/2009","11/03/2009","","","","Winterized - Dry System","N",,"Y"
"H","A1847","11155143K","C9025","1041800394","OTHER",3,"","11/24/2009",29,"","","PA",1,250,"","N"
"D","A1847","11155143K","C9025",1,"102899",1,250,"11/13/2009","11/19/2009","","","","Eviction 5 Men/2 Hours @ $25","N",,"Y"
"H","A1847","11155149K","C9025","1065015039","OTHER",3,"","11/24/2009",29,"","","LA",2,775,"","N"
"D","A1847","11155149K","C9025",1,"102811",1,500,"10/09/2009","11/04/2009","","","","Removed damaged carpets","N",,"Y"
"D","A1847","11155149K","C9025",2,"102811",1,275,"10/09/2009","11/04/2009","","","","Removed rotted flooring","N",,"Y"

When I open this in excel and modify a few cells/rows, then resave as CSV, it the quotes no longer show up around the field when opened in notepad. In order for the CSV file to function (uploading into system), it needs to have the quotes around the fields.

How do I get excel to save as a CSV and keep the quote marks around each cell?
 

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IBA,

Here is some code that I found (not sure if here on Mr. Excel or some other site) that will wrap all fields in double-quotes.

Jack

Code:
Sub WrapInQuotes()
    Dim TheFileSaveName As String, vFileNum As Integer, qcq As String, tempStr As String
    Dim tempStr2 As String
    Dim i As Long, j As Integer
    Dim TheFileName As String
    Dim InitFileName As String
    
         
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    TheFileName = ActiveWorkbook.Name
    If InStr(TheFileName, ".") = 0 Then TheFileName = TheFileName & ".csv"
    
    InitFileName = Left(TheFileName, InStr(TheFileName, ".") - 1) _
      & "_" & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & "_" & Format(Time, "hh-mm-ss")
    
    TheFileSaveName = Application.GetSaveAsFilename(InitialFileName:=InitFileName, _
    Filefilter:="CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv), *.csv", _
    Title:="Please enter filename to export to")
    
    If TheFileSaveName = "False" Then End
     
    vFileNum = FreeFile()
    On Error Resume Next
    Open TheFileSaveName For Output As #vFileNum
    If Err <> 0 Then MsgBox "Cannot save to filename " & TheFileSaveName: End
    On Error GoTo 0
     
    qcq = Chr(34) & Chr(44) & Chr(34)
     
    For i = 1 To Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
        For j = 1 To Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
            tempStr2 = Cells(i, j).Text
            If j = 1 Then
                tempStr = RTrim(tempStr2)
            Else
                tempStr = tempStr & qcq & RTrim(tempStr2)
            End If
        Next j
        Print #vFileNum, Chr(34) & tempStr & Chr(34)
    Next i
     
    Close #vFileNum

End Sub
 

IBAUCLAPlaya

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Ok, the requirements have changed...I need to only put quotes on cells with certain criteria.

Using the original data:
If the value in column A = "H", the following columns need quotes around the cell - A-F, H-I, K-M, P-Q. The values in the rest of the columns do not need quotes. Data is only in columns A-Q.
If the value in column A = "D", the following columns need quotes around the cell - A-D, F, I-O, Q. The values in the rest of the columns do not need quotes. Data is only in columns A-Q.

Can somebody re-write the macro to do this?

Thanks!
 

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