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    Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    Hi all,

    I'm not too sure where to begin with this one.

    Background:
    I have a list of recipes that I'm attempting to split out in to a database. In order to do this I wish to first split out the ingredients from the recipe so I can attach other values to them in their own table.

    What I'd like to achieve in excel:
    Each recipe takes up a single line in my spreadsheet. I have the data cleaned up quite well, but the ingredients are in a single cell, each ingredient separated by a CHAR(10) line break. Occasionally the next line might start with a space (still working on this..). Each recipe has an index # in column A. I'd like to break up the contents of the ingredients cell so that each ingredient is copied to a separate line in the destination sheet, and each ingredient has next to it the index # from column A. My thinking is that this will form the primary/foreign key component that links the ingredients to the recipe when they are brought in to the DB.

    There's a lot of recipes to loop through - about 10,000 at the moment

    I've attached an example xlsx file with 2 recipes in a source sheet, and how I'd like to wind up with them in the destination sheet.
    I'd have had a crack at the code, but the holdup is breaking the ingredients out to their own cells - step 1. Sorry.

    Thanks for any help!




    Index Ingredient
    00000001 Apple
    Orange
    Pear
    00000002 Pumpkin
    Flour
    Water

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    Index Ingredient
    00000001 Apple
    00000001 Orange
    00000001 Pear
    00000002 Pumpkin
    00000002 Flour
    00000002 Water
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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    Thank you very much

    Running this on the example workbook worked well.

    Running this on my large 10,000+ row workbook fails work a "Subscript out of range" error.

    Copying 10 rows or so from the big workbook to the demo one and running the macro again works fine. I even copied the headers from the demo workbook back to the large dataset to make sure I had nothing weird going on there. Would you have any ideas about what might be causing this?

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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    ReDim Temp(1 To 1000, 1 To 2)

    if you have 10000 lines, you have to increase the 1000 accordingly. Too much and it will slow it down like hell, too few and it won't work.

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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    Righto. Thank you very much!

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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    For anyone who reads this in the future: The ReDim Temp(1 To 1000, 1 To 2) seems to be limited not by the source rows, but by the number of lines that the data is being split in to. In my example I tried 1000 rows, but was winding up with the subscript out of range error. At a guess I think each ingredient field has less than 10 items, so I pushed the '1000' to '100000' and ran it. The script worked. Next I tried again with 11000 rows, but it failed with the same error. Increased the number higher, up to 120,000 and it worked. Still fast at that point.

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    Re: Multiple items per cell broken out in to indexed list on separate sheet

    To take the guesswork out you could use the following code before the current code

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