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I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more than one column at once from string to text (or even integer, etc. if the situation arises)?

Thanks for your help! Alex

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which file format ? –  simplexio Jun 14 '13 at 7:56
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See if this post from Anita Graser is what you need. http://anitagraser.com/2011/03/07/how-to-specify-data-types-of-csv-columns-for-‌​use-in-qgis/ –  Alexandre Neto Aug 13 '13 at 10:33

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A string is just a sequence of characters as is text, for what you're doing they're bassically the same thing.

From dictionary.com

String 16. Computers, Linguistics . a linear sequence of symbols, words, characters, or bits that is treated as a unit.

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