excel,vba , How to Write to a Text File from 2 non connected ranges in VBA

## Question:

Tag: excel,vba

I'm trying to use a VBA code to write a range of data from my spreadsheet into a txt file that I will import into a statistical program such as STATA.

The first column of the range I want to write is, for example, "A1:A25". The second column will be user selected range, for example, "C1:C25"

The code I have tried so far will only work if the two columns are next to each other (columns A and B). If they are not connected (columns A and C) then the file writes both column A and column C into one long column of data into the txt file instead of two columns.

This is the code I have tried so far. Thanks in advance.

Sub testwrite()

Dim rng1 As Range
Dim rng2 As Range
Dim newRng As Range
path = ActiveWorkbook.path

Set rng1 = ActiveSheet.Range("A1:A25")
Set rng2 = Application.InputBox("Select a column of data", "Obtain Range Object", Type:=8)

Set rng = Union(rng1, rng2)

Dim check As String
Dim c As Range, r As Range
Dim output As String
For Each r In rng.Rows
For Each c In r.Cells
output = output & "," & c.Value
Next c
output = output & vbNewLine
Next r
Open path & "\text_data3.txt" For Output As #1
Print #1, output
Close
End Sub


If this is column A & C

A  |  C
=======
1     A
2     B
3     C


and the output you are looking for is

1,A
2,B
3,C


You do not want to use union, you will loop through one range then the other. You can just loop through the ranges for your desired output.

Sub testwrite()

Dim rng1 As Range
Dim rng2 As Range
Dim newRng As Range
Dim Path As String
Dim r As Variant
Dim i As Integer
Dim rows As Integer

Path = ActiveWorkbook.Path

Set rng1 = ActiveSheet.Range("A2:A25")
Set rng2 = Application.InputBox("Select a column of data", "Obtain Range Object", Type:=8)
rows = rng1.Count
Dim output As String

For i = 1 To rows Step 1
output = output & rng1.rows(i).Value & "," & rng2.rows(i).Value & vbCrLf
Next i

Open Path & "\text_data3.txt" For Output As #1
Print #1, output
Close
End Sub


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