I need assistance gathering wine list data from restaurant websites (normally in PDF), converting to Excel and formatting into a standardised 2 column list (wine name, colour) for upload into a database.
The challenge: restaurants lists vary in presentation from restaurant to restaurant, meanwhile I need standardised information. Converting each list into the required format requires a significant amount of manual intervention. Each list is different.
There are three principal issues / challenges: Colour – Name - Formatting
Colour (white – rose – red)
Wine lists are normally organised by colour / style – typically: sparkling wine (which are mainly white, but include rose), white wines, red wine, dessert wines (normally white), fortified (mixture of red and white). Lists normally include general headers white wines – red wines, etc, but not always, meanwhile I need a colour attached to every line in the csv output file
I need wine names in a standardised format that the database will recognise.
The complete list of wines in the database can be downloaded for comparison – however, Excel VLOOKUP is not sophisticated enough for matching between the two data sets
Some wines include maker name + wine name + region + vineyard name. Others just include maker name.
E.g. for Bordeaux wines producer name only: Chateau Margaux. For Burgundy producer name + village name + vineyard name
Domaine ABC + Vineyard name + reference for Premier or Grand Cru + Village name
Producer names and wine are often in different cells – sometimes the producer name will be at the top of a sub section and the concatenation therefore needs an absolute reference
Converting accented characters to non-accented
Removing and standardising certain words, phrases and characters
Removing blanks and reducing the list to a standardised three column format
Some of the formatting processes are relatively easy to run through VBA modules (e.g. find and replace / delete)
If you would like to help me please visit [login to view URL] for an example of a particularly long and complex list. Please convert the PDF into XL, format and send me a sample 20 lines in a 2 column file (name, colour)
I need this done quickly and with 100% accuracy.
Payment will be batches at the rate of $100 / 5000 lines of lines of output. Scope: 150 restaurant lists - size varies from list to list.
If you can come up with an automated solution using VBA so much the better
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hi I checked the restaurant list you attached. I can automate this process, and therefore complete this in shortest timeframe. I'm interested to discuss more details with you in chat. Abdul H.
Hi Good day I am professional data entry operator here who wants to work with you to make Wine list in excel I will do manually with high accuracy Thank you