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    What is the best way to select a specific cell in Excel?
    I need to import something like;
    A2, B4,C6
    Single workbook - always 1 page.

    Btw, I have searched but couldn't find the import code.
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  • #2
    Re: select specific Excel cell (s)

    Import the whole thing. Get the values in

    second record, first field (A2)
    fourth record, second field (B4)
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: select specific Excel cell (s)

      I have been running a straight import from a CSV as opposed to Excel.
      1 record - 10 fields.
      I will try the column import, sounds like a solution.
      Thank you.
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      • #4
        Re: select specific Excel cell (s)

        How about something like this

        DIM vcExcel_File as c
        DIM vcsht_name as c = "Sheet1"
        DIM SHARED vDlg_Title as C
        DIM SHARED vMsg as C
        vMsg="Select the Excel File and workbook"
        DIM SHARED varC_result as C
        vDlg_Title="Enter Excel Sheet Information"
        dlg_text = <<%dlg%
        Select Excel File:|{font=Arial,12} [%fExcel Files (*.xls*)%.100vcExcel_File];;;
        {font=Arial,12,b}Sheet Name:|{font=Arial,12} [.15vcsht_name];;;
        varC_result=ui_dlg_box(vdlg_title, dlg_text, <<%code%
        IF varC_result <> "OK" THEN
        END IF
        'open excel application
        delete doc
        delete sheet
        if File.FileName_Parse(vcExcel_File, "E") = "xlsx" then
        	dim Doc as Office::ExcelDocument
        	dim Doc as Office::Excel2003Document
        end if
        dim Sheet as Office::Spreadsheet
        'open your workbook
        if Doc.load(vcExcel_File)
        	if Doc.FindSheet(Sheet,vcsht_name)
        		cellA2v = Sheet.Read(2,1)'A2
        		cellB4v = Sheet.Read(4,2)'B4
        		cellC6v = Sheet.Read(6,3)'C6
        	end if
        	ui_msg_box("Cell Contents",cellA2v + crlf() + cellB4v + crlf() + cellC6v)
        end if
        Pete Jones
        IT Manager
        Midlands Metal Fabrications


        • #5
          Re: select specific Excel cell (s)

          thanks for reading


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          • #6
            Re: select specific Excel cell (s)

            Looks good Pete!
            I will try it later today.
            Many thanks. It is to access data supplied by UK HMRC in respect of PAYE. True to form, HMRC data is convoluted so I will need to pick up data from lots of cells and reformat it so I can print the Payslip. Their disclaimer is that the data as presented is "unsuitable for printing".

            It works well Pete, however I needed to resave the spread sheet as it seemed to be corrupt. Copy and Paste sorted it out. Many thanks.
            Last edited by Ted Giles; 05-06-2015, 07:36 AM.
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