Sat 19 Aug 2017

Downloads 17 - Sample CSV Files / Data Sets for Testing (till 1.5 Million Records) - Credit Card

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Disclaimer - The datasets are generated through random logic in VBA. These are not real credit card data and should not be used for any other purpose other than testing.

Other data sets - Human Resources                  Sales

You can download sample csv files ranging from 100 records to 1500000 records. 1.5 Million records will cross 1 million limit of Excel. But 1.5 Million Records are useful for Power Query / Power Pivot. These csv files contain data in various formats like Text and Numbers which should satisfy your need for testing.

This data set can be categorized under "Credit Card" category.

The data generated follow all known rules for credit cards.

Below are the fields which appear as part of these csv files as first line.

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Sat 10 Oct 2015

Article 27 - Remove Leading Apostrophe

By |Saturday, October 10th, 2015|Categories: Articles, VBA|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Leading apostrophe is one of the widely used features of Excel. This is mostly used to make a cell treat its content as a character. It can also come through import of .csv files from various third party systems or data entries can be made with leading apostrophes. If you enter a number of more than 15 significant digits, Excel will immediately convert this to scientific notation. But there are business situations where you deal with numbers larger than 15 digits like credit card numbers which may be 16 digits. Now if you input credit card numbers as numeric, you will not be able to capture all 16 digits, so a solution is to enter them with leading apostrophe. It forces the cell to treat the entry as character and in character format you can show these 16 digits.(You can enter 32,767 characters in a cell though only 1024 characters will be displayed)

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