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This is a template for starting out your scripts.

Add Comment to IDEA database


This script gives an alternative way to add comments to your database whil

Add Filename


This short script will add a filename field with the filename of the open file.  A second script has been included that now allows you to do multiple files at the same time.

Word Parser


Script to take the words from within a column of a file and parse them to

Add Counting Column


This script will add a new column that will count the number of records based on a field that is selected by the user.

Fill Down Utility


This script will allow you to fill empty cells within a database from information contained in the previous cell.

Mine Sweeper


Try the well know Mine Sweeper game through IDEAscript.



Sudoku game for IDEA through IDEAScript.

Copy Header Info


The script will copy the header info from one file to another file.  This can be used when importing an excel file in which the data is over several tabs but the header info is only on the first tab.  The script will take the header info from the first and copy it to the second file.

The script was updated on March 17, 2016.  It now has an option to copy the old header name to the field description so that information is not lost.

Export Delimited File


This script gives additional options for anyone wishing to export an IDEA file in a delimited format.

2015-08-15 - Updated the script so that the if you user select to include field names that they are separated by the selected field separator and not the ",".  Also added code to format numbers, it seems that if you had a number like 12.10 it would be stored in the text file as 12.1, this has been fixed.