Importing text file into Cell

You can convert text files that contain data into a format that is compatible with Cell. The string wizard handles this conversion process automatically without requiring any special action from you.


To open text file in Cell

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. In Find in of the Open dialog box, specify the folder where the text file is located.
  3. Click on the File Type button and select All Files (*.*).
  4. Select the text file that has to be converted into Cell data format and click Open.
  5. From the String Wizard - Step 1 of 3 dialog box, select Equal Width under Source Data Type and preview the conversion in Preview.
  6. Click Next.
  7. From the String Wizard - Step 2 of 3 dialog box, take one of the following actions in accordance with the data type selected:

    If the source data contains separators

    • Select the type of separators contained in the source data.
    • Preview the conversion in Preview.

    If the source data is arranged to a fixed width

    • In Preview, click on the location where the separator has to be inserted.
    • Click on an inserted separator to remove it.
  8. Click Next.
  9. From the String Wizard - Step 3 of 3 dialog box, specify the row or column format for the data that is about to be converted. In Preview, select the row/column header you wish to specify a format for and then select a format in Source Data Type. Selecting Standard automatically specifies the number format in cells containing numbers and the date format in cells containing dates.
  10. To insert data from the text file into the current worksheet, organized by category, click Finish.
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