Excel, importing comma delimited files.

  pj123 16:59 08 Sep 2005

Last year I used to import the fixed odds football coupon into Excel. No problem. This year doing the same thing, in excel I get, instead of, lets say 11/4 I get 11-Apr, 2/1 I get 2-Jan etc.. I have tried formatting the cells to "general" and "text" but then all I get is something like (instead of 11-Apr, 38483. and instead of 2-Jan, 38453. etc...

The author of the original files has suggested I change to Odds to Decimal not Fractions. Unfortunately, I can't deal with that, I am used to working in "old money". I know what 2/1 means but 1.65 means nothing to me.

Any help appreciated.

  VoG II 17:16 08 Sep 2005

Have you tried importing them in this format click here

  VoG II 17:31 08 Sep 2005

Actually, I've just tried this: at the appropriate screen you have to click on each column in the preview and tick Text.

click here

  pj123 17:44 08 Sep 2005

VoG™, that's exactly where I get them from. Just now got the latest files this very minute.

  pj123 10:58 09 Sep 2005

Thanks, VoG™. Although I don't recall having to change each column separately before. At least it is importing in to Excel OK now.


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