Excel Tip: Converting a list of EINs into a MySQL filter for use on the Dataweb

Start by copying a list of records from the Search Tool into Excel.  (This may be the only tool available to generate a list of EINs by, say, distance from a location.)

This sample spreadsheet has 3 columns in red added to create the EIN list.  It looks like the newer version of Excel handles the copying a bit differently than the old with the blank spaces on either side of the EINs. Thus, the first column strips those out.  The 2nd adds a leading "0" -- probably not necessary with new versions of Excel -- for EINs that began with zero but lost it in the copying.  The final column adds the quotes and commas.



NOTE: Make this entry public once file is attached on new server. (TOM)

Added 08/03/2011 by tpollak, Modified 09/27/2011 by kuttkeUI


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