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  • Find & Replace from external program

    Is there anyway To find and replace from external program to Alpha 5
    example: we have a text file that has names and addresses and change of address
    we also have a Alpha 5 file that has names and addresses but no change of address We want to check all the changes
    Thank you

  • #2
    Re: Find & Replace from external program

    Import the text file to an Alpha table and then you can compare.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Find & Replace from external program

      Without import with action scripting

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      • #4
        Re: Find & Replace from external program

        There is no action scripting in an external program.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Find & Replace from external program

          is there macros that can be used

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          • #6
            Macro builder

            Default Find & Replace from external program
            Is there any macro programTo find and replace from external program to Alpha 5 also to have user text entry etc
            example: we have a text file that has names and addresses and change of address
            we also have a Alpha 5 file that has names and addresses but no change of address We want to check all the changes
            Thank you

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            • #7
              Re: Macro builder

              You could import the text file into a temporary table and then append it to your main alpha table.

              Edit: I see Stan already gave you that answer - sorry. I take it you're looking for something like how an addin might be used in Excel to link to Alpha.

              What is the external program?
              Last edited by MoGrace; 08-25-2016, 09:30 AM.
              Robin

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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              • #8
                Re: Macro builder

                External program is Notepad , but because we have a lot of small files daily we cannot make a temp file Also the notepad file if not set up as a character delimited File We think a macro file Will doing much more

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