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    Parsing data issues

    Basic overview:
    I am parsing the column, if it is a date, I convert the date to a date corresponding with a Wednesday (same day, or next Wednesday). Then I get the value from row under the date. If the Wednesday date is the same as previous, I keep adding the number value. If it is different, I store the number value in a cell, reset the count, and repeat. For this data, I should be getting:
    8/26/2015 7
    9/2/2015 6
    9/9/2015 3

    But what I actually get is:
    8/26/2015 1
    9/2/2015 7
    9/9/2015 8

    WB is attached below. I know I need to set prevDate the first time, but I couldn't get it to work

    Any assistance to get it working and/or suggestion to make the code more efficient will be appreciated!

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Attach a sample workbook. Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    @xladept Thanks for the tip. I have updated the post.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Hi,

    First of all, I don't see any worksheet name in your code, so try first to add the worksheet name before any Range you have, like this:
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    If you don't mention the worksheet you want to work on, VBA don't know on which worksheet you like to have the values.

    Second item: in this code you like to make a loop through the rows from row 35 'till where? I don't see any counting of rows, like this p.e.:
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    You can use this code too for knowing the last row with data in column A:
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    And at last, but not least, if you upload an example of your workbook here, it may be more easy to look at, and test, the entire code instead of the piece here.

    Update:
    Sorry, I was typing this while the Thread was updating, so I came second :D
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    Greetings,

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    First of all, I don't see any worksheet name in your code, so try first to add the worksheet name before any Range you have, like this:
    That is because at the moment all the analysis data is being kept on the raw sheet. I will move it to another sheet later.

    Second item: in this code you like to make a loop through the rows from row 35 'till where? I don't see any counting of rows, like this p.e.:
    Below is how I declare the 'till where?' value and use it in For Loop.
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    it may be more easy to look at, and test, the entire code instead of the piece here.
    The workbook I uploaded is a working code. After I get the desired values, I will display them in a chart. So it is almost complete code.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Hi Ishq,

    Please explain what the 7,6,3 signify

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Quote Originally Posted by xladept View Post
    Hi Ishq,

    Please explain what the 7,6,3 signify
    They are the numbers added for each week. So for example, values of dates 8/20 to 8/26 are summed together because the next Wednesday is 8/26 (I have it so the week ends on Wednesday) so all the values under those dates (1,2,1,1,1,1) will be summed together to 7, hence 8/26/2015 has 7 next to it. Similarly, 8/31 and 9/1 fall under week ending on 9/2 so 1+5 = 6. And lastly, 9/3's value is alone, so it has 3 next to week ending 9/9. Let me know if more clarification is needed.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Anyone willing to assist? I am sure it is a small error in the code, but I can't seem to point it out.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Hi Ishq,

    Try this:

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Thanks for the response xladept. It returns 3,10,3 (instead of 7,6,3).

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Yeah, I've discovered that it's not recognizing some of the date fields - I may have it working soon

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Quote Originally Posted by xladept View Post
    Yeah, I've discovered that it's not recognizing some of the date fields - I may have it working soon
    Thank you for all the efforts, I look forward to it!

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    But not, I'm afraid, today

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Quote Originally Posted by xladept View Post
    But not, I'm afraid, today
    I understand. At your earliest convenience would do (hopefully some time tomorrow )

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    This works on this sample:

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    *But I don't trust it completely - any more samples?

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Quote Originally Posted by xladept View Post
    This works on this sample:

    *But I don't trust it completely - any more samples?
    Thanks for all the help!

    For the most part, it is working. I have attached a bigger data file named sampleWB2.

    Few observations:
    - It appears that it doesn't handle the last date case well. (Currently it is 8/13, but try replacing it with 8/12 - which is a Wednesday)
    - The new data is desensitized raw data exported from the database, and it seems that excel reads 2 extra lines beyond the data, so if you can take a look at that too
    Currently I did this:
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    - How hard would it be to do a minor change: if the first date is a Wednesday, store next Wednesday's date and sum up till next Wednesday too.
    For example, in the new data, 6/3 (the first date) is a Wednesday, but I still want it to sum till next Wednesday (6/10).

    P.S - I would like to know how you fixed the entire issue, so if you can provide a little summary and/or comment the code, that'll be great!
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    Re: Parsing data issues

    I think this may do it Hopefully, my commentary explains what the code doesn't say for itself

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Getting close! lol
    If the last date is not a Wednesday (8/13 - 8/18), it shows the same date instead of showing next Wednesday's date (8/19). But if it IS a Wednesday (8/19), it doesn't show at all.

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    After commenting out the last bit of code, when the last date falls on a Wednesday, it works. But for any other date, it does not round up to the next Wednesday's date.
    On Row 170 of excel, replace 8/13/2015 with any non-Wednesday date after the 12th. The result will be the same date printed (instead of rounded-up Wednesday date).

    My solution (ending code):
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    But is there something more efficient? Also, now that I am near the end, is there anything you'll suggest that'll make the code more efficient overall?

    Thanks for all the help!

    On a side note, I haven't been able to connect to the forum on a regular basis. I have attached the error/page I guess when trying to connect. Maybe you can pass it on to the right person.
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    Yeah - that Sucuri thing is bugging all of us - it's why I didn't answer you sooner.

    I'll see whether I can improve the code tomorrow - I think I understand what's going on now

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    Quote Originally Posted by xladept View Post
    Yeah - that Sucuri thing is bugging all of us - it's why I didn't answer you sooner.

    I'll see whether I can improve the code tomorrow - I think I understand what's going on now
    Thank you!

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Sorry to be a pain and keep making changes, but if I change the end-of-week to be on Friday, the last date starts acting up again:
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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Another version: The red code allows you to run on any day of the week

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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Thanks! I will try it out and post back!
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    Re: Parsing data issues

    Thank you xladept. So far it is working as expected. I will have more people test it and hopefully there are no issues. Thank a ton for all your work!

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    You're welcome!

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