Alan,

If you have lots of spreadsheets to deal with, as Lahav said, Pluggers XL 
plugin.
It's my tool of choice for dealing with Excel at all, both creating and reading.

Randy Engle

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Subject: RE: Pasting Spreadsheet Data into 4D Records

Alan,

Take a look at XL Plugin from Pluggers 
(https://www.pluggers.nl/product/xl-plugin/).  It is an excellent tool for 
working with Excel, writing or reading directly.

HTH and happy holidays,

Lahav

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Subject: Re: Pasting Spreadsheet Data into 4D Records

Hello Pat, Koen & Ken,
Pat & Ken- Thank you for your response but I'm trying to eliminate (especially 
manually) creating the text file. I had been thinking of automating the 
creation of the text files and using import, but...
Koen- I hadn't thought of manually (via code) parsing the text data rather than 
trying to use import commands. That seems worthwhile and not that difficult!
I probably should have said that I potentially have hundreds of copy/paste 
operations to do!
Your responses are much appreciated,
Alan

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 11:37 AM Kenneth Geiger via 4D_Tech < 
4d_tech@lists.4d.com> wrote:

> Hi Alan,
>
> Just save your spreadsheet (Excel) as file-type Tab-Delmited-Text (.txt).
> Then in 4D, navigate to File…Import…, change the file type to .txt, 
> select your saved file, select the table into which to import the 
> data, and then match the data (columns) to the proper field and import it.
>
> Regards,
>
> Ken Geiger
>
> > On Dec 23, 2018, at 5:47 PM, Alan Tilson via 4D_Tech <
> 4d_tech@lists.4d.com> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings everyone,
> >
> > Is there a way to copy from a spreadsheet like data source and to 
> > paste directly into 4d while parsing it into table(s) and fields?
> > I'm using v17 if that matters.
> >
> > I thought about saving the data into a text file and then importing 
> > the text file, but there seem to be unnecessary steps in there!
> >
> > Thanks, did some searches but didn't find anything, Alan
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