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 How to import csv file into worksheet?

It may be easy for us to import or save worksheet as CSV file, but, have you ever tried import CSV file into worksheet? This article, I will talk about some interesting methods for you to deal with this task.

Import CSV file to worksheet with Text Import Wizard

Import CSV file to worksheet with VBA code

Import CSV file to worksheet with Kutools for Excel

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Import CSV file to worksheet with Text Import Wizard


Normally, in Excel, you can apply the Text Import Wizard function to import the CSV file to a worksheet, please do as follows:

1. Activate the worksheet that you want to import the CSV file, then click Data > From Text, see screenshot:

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2. In the Import Text File window, please specify the CSV file that you want to import, see screenshot:

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3. Then click Import button, in the Step 1 of the Text Import Wizard, select Delimited option, see screenshot:

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4. Then click Next > button, in the Step 2 of the wizard, check Comma under the Delimiters option, see screenshot:

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5. Then go on clicking Next > button, in Step 3 of the wizard, select Text option under Column data format section, and you can see the first column will be highlighted. Then hold the Shift key to highlight all columns. See screenshot:

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6. Then click Finish button, in the popped out Import Data dialog box, choose the location where you want to put the data, see screenshot:

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7. Click OK button, the CSV file has been imported to the worksheet at once.

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Import CSV file to worksheet with VBA code

If you are tired of the above method step by step, the following VBA code also can solve this problem.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code:Import CSV file to worksheet:

Sub ImportCSVFile()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20150909
    Dim xFileName As Variant
    Dim Rg As Range
    Dim xAddress As String
    xFileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("CSV File (*.csv), *.csv", , "Kutools for Excel", , False)
    If xFileName = False Then Exit Sub
    On Error Resume Next
    Set Rg = Application.InputBox("please select a cell to output the data", "Kutools for Excel", Application.ActiveCell.Address, , , , , 8)
    On Error GoTo 0
    If Rg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    xAddress = Rg.Address
    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add("TEXT;" & xFileName, Range(xAddress))
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .RefreshPeriod = 0
        .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
        .TextFilePlatform = 936
        .TextFileStartRow = 1
        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTabDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
    End With
    End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and choose the CSV file that you want to import in the popped out Kutools for Excel dialog, see screenshot:

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4. Then click Open button, and click a cell where you want to put the imported data, see screenshot:

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5. And then click OK, the specific CSV file has been imported into the worksheet.


Import CSV file to worksheet with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel, with its Insert File at Cursor utility, you can quickly import the CSV file, Text file, Excel file or PRN file to current worksheet.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Activate a worksheet where you want to import the CSV file data.

2. Then click Enterprise > Import / Export > Insert File at Cursor, see screenshot:

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3. In the Insert File at Cursor dialog box, please do the following options:

(1.) Click doc import csv file 12button to select a cell where you want to output the data;

(2.) Then click Browse button to open the Select a file to be inserted at the cell cursor position window;

(3.) In the popped out window, choose CSV Files from the right bottom drop down list, and then select the CSV file you want to import.

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4. After specifying the CSV file, click Open button to return the former dialog box, and then click OK to import the CSV file. And the CSV file will be inserted into the specific location you need.

Click to know more about this Insert File at Cursor feature…

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    ravikiran dasaka · 2 years ago
    In the macro code mentioned above the file gets extracted in active sheet and does not allow me to choose a new sheet to paste the sheet

    Can u please help me.