MS Access: Address Cleanup Macros

Here are some Excel macros that help to clean up data. Once cleaned, it's easier to remove duplicates. (I used these to de-dupe a list exported from Outlook.)

Included is a rough version of MS Access' Nz() function.


Public Sub SimplifyEmails()
    ' This subroutine scans a column, turning emails in this form:
    '   Joe Blow (joe@company.com)
    ' Into this form:
    '   joe@company.com

    Dim Rng As Range
    Set Rng = Application.Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, _
        ActiveSheet.Columns(ActiveCell.Column))
    
    Col = Rng.Column
    
    N = 0
    For R = Rng.Rows.Count To 2 Step -1
        V = ActiveSheet.Cells(R, Col).Value
        ' Debug.Print V
        If V <> Empty Then
            If Nz(InStr(V, "(")) < Nz(InStr(V, ")")) _
              And Nz(InStr(V, "(")) > 0 Then
                Start = InStr(V, "(") + 1
                Length = InStr(V, ")") - Start
                newmail = "'" & Mid(V, Start, Length)
                Debug.Print newmail
                
                ActiveSheet.Cells(R, Col).Value = newmail
            End If
        End If
    Next R

End Sub

Function Nz(a As Variant) As Variant
    If IsNull(a) Then
       Select Case a.Type
          Case xlNumber
            Nz = 0
          Case Else
            Nz = ""
        End Select
    Else
       Nz = a
    End If
End Function

Public Sub NormalizePhones()

    Dim Rng As Range
    Set Rng = Application.Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, _
        ActiveSheet.Columns(ActiveCell.Column))
    
    Col = Rng.Column
    
    N = 0
    For R = Rng.Rows.Count To 2 Step -1
        V = ActiveSheet.Cells(R, Col).Value
        ' Debug.Print V
        If V <> Empty Then
            ' first replace . with -
            V = Replace(V, ".", "-")
        
            ' second if there's a dash in position 4, then turn it into parens
            If InStr(V, "-") = 4 Then
                V = "(" & Mid(V, 1, 3) & ") " & Mid(V, 5)
            End If
            
            ' third strip any double spaces (replace with single space)
            V = Replace(V, "  ", " ")

            ' fourth if there's a space in position 4, then turn it into parens
            If InStr(V, " ") = 4 Then
                V = "(" & Mid(V, 1, 3) & ") " & Mid(V, 5)
            End If
            
            ActiveSheet.Cells(R, Col).Value = V
        End If
    Next R

End Sub

Public Sub TrimAllCells()
    ' removes leading and trailing spaces, and replaces double-spaces with single spaces
    Dim Rng As Range
    Set Rng = Application.Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, _
        ActiveSheet.Columns(ActiveCell.Column))
    
    Col = Rng.Columns.Count
    
    N = 0
    For R = Rng.Rows.Count To 2 Step -1
        For C = Col To 2 Step -1
            V = ActiveSheet.Cells(R, C).Value
            If V <> Empty Then
                ' strip any double spaces (replace with single space)
                V = Replace(V, "  ", " ")
                ' ltrim and rtrim the data
                V = LTrim(V)
                V = RTrim(V)
                ActiveSheet.Cells(R, C).Value = V
            End If
        Next C
    Next R

End Sub