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  • Pete119j
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    Re: ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    One wonders why you're intent on using the new class method.
    One of the reaseons we upgraded to version 11 was for the new Excel API!

    The Office class can read and write Excel files. It doesn't require Microsoft Excel
    Not all our users have Excel and the ones that do only have office 2000. I currently have no budget to purchase or upgrade any licences so using the Excel API would enable me to use open office or a mixture of spreadsheet packages

    I did look at using ole.Create() with open office a while back with no real success.

    The Excel API also appears to run faster, on the 2 examples on my first post the 1st script finishes instantly. It would be nice to have an autofilter command, but I guess there is no work around for this

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    I don't see any indication that xlApp = ole.GetObject("","Excel.Application") is not to be supported in the future and it readily makes available much more functionality. One wonders why you're intent on using the new class method.

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  • Pete119j
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    Re: ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    Hi Stan,

    Thank you for your input.

    I guess I could extend this so that where I have column that could vary in width I could check the width each time I write to the column and then set the width at the end

    Code:
    xlname = tmp_dirv+time("LF-MMdd-0h0m0s")+".xlsx"
    delete doc
    delete sheet
    dim Doc as Office::ExcelDocument
    dim Sheet as Office::Spreadsheet
    Sheet=Doc.AddSheet("Data")
    
    Sheet.Write(1,1,"Job no.")
    Sheet.Write(1,2,"Section")
    Sheet.Write(1,3,"Date")
    Sheet.Write(1,4,"Time")
    Sheet.Write(1,5,"Duration(Min)")
    Sheet.Write(1,6,"Value(GBP)")
    sheet.Write(1,7,"Notes")
    Sheet.Split(2, 1)
    
    dim ColumnWidth[7] as N
    ColumnWidth[1] = len("JOB0000")
    ColumnWidth[2] = len("SEC 00")
    ColumnWidth[3] = len("00/00/0000")
    ColumnWidth[4] = len("00:00")
    ColumnWidth[5] = len("(000.00)")
    ColumnWidth[6] = len("($0,000.00)")
    ColumnWidth[7] = len("notes")
    
    for i = 2 to 200
    x=1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,"JOB"+padl(ltrim(str(asc(rand_string(1)),4,0)),4,"0"))
    x=x+1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,"Sec "+upper(rand_string(1)))
    x=x+1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,time("dd/MM/yyyy",now()+(i*555)))
    x=x+1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,time("0h:0m",now()+(i*555)))
    x=x+1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,round(rand()*100,2))
    x=x+1
    Sheet.Write(i,x,round(rand()*100,2))
    x=x+1
    note = rand_string(round(rand()*100,0))
    Sheet.Write(i,x,note)
    [COLOR="#0000FF"]cellw = len(trim(note))
    	if cellw > ColumnWidth[x] then
    		ColumnWidth[x] = cellw
    	end if[/COLOR]
    next
    
    [COLOR="#0000FF"]for i = 1 to 7
    	sheet.SetColumn(i,i,ColumnWidth[i]+3)
    next[/COLOR]
    
    
    Doc.Save(xlname)
    sys_open(xlname)
    The main thing I want to be able to do though is apply the autofilter!

    Is there any work around for this using Office::ExcelDocument?

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    It doesn't appear that the new class has all the bells and whistles.

    Note the use of expected maximums in the snippet

    Code:
    dim ColumnWidth[5] as N
    ColumnWidth[1] = len("Wednesday")
    ColumnWidth[2] = len("00/00/0000")
    ColumnWidth[3] = len("($000,000.00)")
    ColumnWidth[4] = len("($000,000.00)")
    ColumnWidth[5] = len("($000,000.00)")

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  • Pete119j
    started a topic ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    ExcelDocument autofilter and autofit

    Hi All

    Iíve recently upgraded to version 11 and am looking to generate Excel sheets with the new ExcelDocument function! In version 10 I did this using ole.GetObject("","Excel.Application") and I have managed to replicate most of the things I used in the past.

    Iím looking for a way to apply an auto filter and set the width of my columns automatically.

    Here is my new code which creates some random data
    Code:
    xlname = tmp_dirv+time("LF-MMdd-0h0m0s")+".xlsx"
    delete doc
    delete sheet
    dim Doc as Office::ExcelDocument
    dim Sheet as Office::Spreadsheet
    Sheet=Doc.AddSheet("Data")
    Sheet.Write(1,1,"Job no.")
    Sheet.Write(1,2,"Section")
    Sheet.Write(1,3,"Date")
    Sheet.Write(1,4,"Time")
    Sheet.Write(1,5,"Duration(Min)")
    Sheet.Write(1,6,"Value(GBP)")
    Sheet.Split(2, 1)
    for i = 2 to 200
    Sheet.Write(i,1,"JOB"+padl(ltrim(str(asc(rand_string(1)),4,0)),4,"0"))
    Sheet.Write(i,2,"Sec "+upper(rand_string(1)))
    Sheet.Write(i,4,time("dd/MM/yyyy",now()+(i*555)))
    Sheet.Write(i,3,time("0h:0m",now()+(i*555)))
    Sheet.Write(i,5,round(rand()*100,2))
    Sheet.Write(i,6,round(rand()*100,2))
    next
    
    Doc.Save(xlname)
    sys_open(xlname)
    and here is my old code, which uses the auto filter and auto fit
    Code:
    xlApp = ole.GetObject("","Excel.Application")
    xlApp.Workbooks.add()
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("A1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Job no."
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("B1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Section"
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("C1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Date"
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("D1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Time"
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("E1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Duration(Min)"
    xlApp.ActiveSheet.Name = "Data"
    xlApp.Range("F1").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Value(GBP)"
    xlApp.Range("A2").Select()
    xlApp.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = .t.
    for i = 2 to 200
     xlApp.Range("A"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "JOB"+padl(ltrim(str(asc(rand_string(1)),4,0)),4,"0")
     xlApp.Range("B"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "Sec "+upper(rand_string(1))
     xlApp.Range("C"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = time("dd/MM/yyyy",now()+(i*555))
     xlApp.Range("D"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = time("0h:0m",now()+(i*555))
     xlApp.Range("E"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = round(rand()*100,2)
     xlApp.Range("F"+ltrim(str(i,4,0))).Select()
     xlApp.ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = round(rand()*100,2)
     
    next
    xlApp.Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit()'Sets column widths
    xlApp.Range("A1").Select()
    xlApp.Selection.AutoFilter()'Sets autofilter
    xlApp.Visible = .t.
    Thank you for your help

    Pete
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