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  • OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

    As part of a previous post I reported the inconsistency in saving reports in Excel format.

    I am trying to create a fix using OLE, the intention is that once A5 has created the XL report, I would load the file, select all cells (Ctrl-A), AutoFit the columns and Autofit the rows.

    Unfortunately I can't seem to get the syntax correct, I have created a macro in Excel to get the basic properties, but I am buggered if I can get it to parse through Alpha5. Below is the closest I have come, basically I get
    a missing or invalid keyword
    as it is, and if I try and place a pointer in front of it
    Code:
    x=oWorksheet1.cells.Select
    then the element is never found. The other problem I have is save the document and bypassing the overwright warning, it requires user interaction at the moment.

    I know not many people use OLE, there are a few examples in the help section, but a dedicated sample list would be helpful for Excel and Word specifically.


    Code:
    dim oExcel as P
    dim oWorkbook as P
    dim oWorksheet1 as P
    
    dim fn as C
    fn = "c:\a.xls"
    oWorkbook = ole.GetObject(fn)
    oWorkbook.Application.visible = .T.
    oWorkbook.windows(1).activate()
    oWorksheet1 = oWorkbook.Worksheets(1)
    
    [COLOR="Red"]oWorksheet1.cells.Select
    oWorksheet1.Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
    oWorksheet1.Cells.EntireRow.AutoFit[/COLOR]
    
    [COLOR="red"]oWorkbook.SaveAs(fn)[/COLOR]
    oWorkbook.Application.visible = .F.
    oWorkbook.close()
    delete oWorkbook
    delete oExcel
    Chris Tanti
    Technical Support

    Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

  • #2
    Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

    oWorksheet1.cells.Select()

    For autofit, something on the lines of

    oWorksheet1.Columns("A:I").Autofit()

    The other problem I have is save the document and bypassing the overwright warning
    Wrap your saveas line with

    oWorksheet1.DisplayAlerts = .F.
    'your line here
    oWorksheet1.DisplayAlerts = .T.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: OLE Excel manipulation, how do you select+autofit

      Stan, that worked beutifully, thanks!
      I had to amend the code very slightly, but basically its functioning as I had hoped. One more question, how would I justify the entire selected cells to the left?

      This is the functioning code as it stands

      HTML Code:
      dim oExcel as P
      dim oWorkbook as P
      dim oWorksheet1 as P
      dim oRange as P
      dim fn as C
      fn = "c:\a.xls"
      oWorkbook = ole.GetObject(fn)
      oWorkbook.Application.visible = .T.
      oWorkbook.windows(1).activate()
      oWorksheet1 = oWorkbook.Worksheets(1)
      
      oWorksheet1.cells.Select()
      oWorksheet1.Columns("A:Z").Autofit()
      oWorksheet1.rows("1:2000").AutoFit()
      
      
      oWorkbook.Application.DisplayAlerts = .F.
      oWorkbook.SaveAs(fn)
      oWorkbook.Application.DisplayAlerts = .T.
      
      oWorkbook.Application.visible = .F.
      oWorkbook.close()
      delete oWorkbook
      delete oExcel
      Chris Tanti
      Technical Support

      Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

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      • #4
        Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

        If I understand correctly you want

        Code:
        oWorksheet1.cells.Select()
        oWorksheet1.Selection.HorizontalAlignment = -4131
        oWorksheet1.Columns("A:Z").Autofit()
        oWorksheet1.rows("1:2000").AutoFit()
        Capitalization is for clarity, not necessity.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

          Stan,

          Not sure why, but its giving an error

          OWorksheer1.Selection.HorizontalAlignment=-4131
          Property not found
          oWorksheet1.Selection subelement not found
          Have placed it as you sugested

          Code:
          oWorksheet1.cells.Select()
          [COLOR="Red"]oWorksheet1.Selection.HorizontalAlignment = -4131[/COLOR]
          oWorksheet1.Columns("A:Z").Autofit()
          oWorksheet1.rows("1:2000").AutoFit()
          Chris Tanti
          Technical Support

          Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

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          • #6
            Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

            Your example uses a different approach than I am accustomed to using.

            Try it this way.

            Code:
            dim oExcel as P
            dim oWorkbook as P
            dim oWorksheet1 as P
            dim oRange as P
            dim fn as C
            fn = "c:\a.xls"
            oExcel = ole.Create("Excel.Application")
            oExcel.workbooks.open(fn)
            oExcel.visible = .T.
            
            oExcel.Columns("A:Z").Autofit()
            oExcel.rows("1:2000").AutoFit()
            oExcel.Sheets(1).Range("A1:Z2000").Select()
            oExcel.Selection.HorizontalAlignment = -4131
            oExcel.DisplayAlerts = .F.
            oExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs(fn)
            oExcel.Workbooks.Close()
            oExcel.DisplayAlerts = .T.
            
            oExcel.visible = .F.
            oExcel.quit()
            delete oExcel
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

              Many thanks Stan,

              Works perfectly now.

              The method I used to open the XLS was directly from the help file, so not sure why it misbehaved.

              Can I ask 1 more question please!?

              If I wanted to make sure the file saved in the latest version of XL, what method should I use. I am thinking specifically of when I do a quick and dirty export from Alpha5 in Excelv4, would be good if I could open and re save in v8 (or whatever the latest version is)
              Chris Tanti
              Technical Support

              Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

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              • #8
                Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

                oExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs(fn,-4143)
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: OLE XL manipulation, how do you select+autofit

                  Once again, very much appreciated.

                  I will re post this working code onto the v9 Excel Report thread, it may help.

                  Thanks Stan.
                  Chris Tanti
                  Technical Support

                  Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

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