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Part 1: Extract the name list

You should start Vect now and open the name list file first and then the old data file.
Scroll up to the top of the first file. It looks like following:

You can see the two lines of strings we just added.

You can see the file name “name_list.txt” at the top of the file.

Right click and drag over “name_list.txt” The selected text will be highlighted green. This operation make sure that only the text in file “name_list.txt” will be selected in following operation. If you scroll down, you can see the text in the second file is highlighted pink. The pink means that it is no longer selectable.

Push the shift button on your keyboard, and left click on a line in the file and drag over as many area as you can in that line. That will select all the data in the file. It looks like following:

Now click button to move the selected data to panel, and name the new rule “name_list”.

In the Convert Data panel, click button to insert a new rule called “To extract quoted data from other rules.”, and name it “new_name”.

Click “????” on the “new_name” rule and select name_list as source data rule from the popup menu. where it says “right with nothing”, click the grey highlighted “nothing” and input "*". The rule and the output should look like following:

The reason I input “*” is that in the name list file the new name and the old name are separated by “*”.

Insert another “To extract quoted data from other rules.”, and name it “old_name”. Use name_list to replace “????” and set left with nothing to “*”. You will see following:

You have extracted the name list and got one list of new name and one list of old name. Now you are going to extract the file you need to update.

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