I’m trying to select an excel column based on a string. However, that string is not at the top of the file so the “column name” function didn’t work. Please let me know how I should approach this. I want to pull the entire column following a particular string.
One approach is :-
You can use lookup range, your input will be a search string.
Output will be a range like A1 or B3 or some other range.
Based on that, you can get column index and column number.
Other is : -
To use a for each row and loop through all columns and rows, create one flag and set it to true when you find that particular string.
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The most suitable approach here is to use Lookup Range, here you can specify particular row and column range where you want to search your string.
Note: It doesn’t work if column is hidden or not visible in general
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Here is an activity called “Find”. It will return the cell info and row index. based on the cell info you can select the column.
That worked however now I would like to select multiple columns. So far I have a lookup activity which stores the cell of the string and then goes to the read column and adds each row to a data table with a for loop. How can I select multiple columns?
That worked however now I would like to select multiple columns. So far I have a lookup activity which stores the cell of the string and then goes to the read column and adds each row to a data table with a for loop. Now I would like to select multiple columns and write them to a CSV. How can I do that?
- Use copy to clipboard activity to copy the columns with range “A:D” .
- use paste to clipboard activity to past the another excel file or sheet.
- Read the excel file and write into the csv file.
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