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  • Collect data from all tabs of spreadsheet to the first tab

    Ever had someone supply you with a spreadsheet where the format was the same for each tab but each represented some subset of the data? Possibly you then copied and pasted from sheets 2 to the end back to sheet 1?

    Alpha can do that for you.

    'Date Created: 08-Jul-2002 10:14:12 PM
    'Last Updated: 06-Jun-2013 02:54:58 PM
    'Created By  : SMathews
    'Updated By  : SMathews
    'sample usage - pull_tabs_to_one_sheet("c:\temp\book1.xls")
    'combined to one tab version saves as c:\temp\master combined.xls
    FUNCTION pull_tabs_to_one_sheet AS L (docName AS C)
    	pull_tabs_to_one_sheet = .F.
    	Dim xlApp as p
    	Dim myCell as c
    	'concatenate spreadsheet name
    	Dim sht_name as c
    	sht_name = "Master combined"
    	xlApp = ole.getobject("","Excel.Application")
    	'xlApp.Visible = .T. 'comment this line out if you don't want to see Excel
    	IF xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.ReadOnly
    		ui_msg_box("Alert","Halting because file is read-only.",UI_OK)
    		xlapp.DisplayAlerts = .F.
    		xlapp.DisplayAlerts = .T.
    		delete xlApp
    		exit function
    	END IF
    	xlApp.DisplayAlerts = .F.
    	xlApp.DisplayAlerts = .T.
    	shts = xlApp.Worksheets.Count
    	FOR qx = 2 TO shts 
    		lastrow = xlApp.Activecell.SpecialCells("11").Row
    		lastcol = xlApp.Activecell.SpecialCells("11").Column
    		lastcell = xlindx_to_txt(lastcol)+lastrow
    		lastrow = xlApp.Activecell.SpecialCells("11").Row
    		xlapp.DisplayAlerts = .F.
    		xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.Saveas("C:\temp\\" + sht_name,-4143)
    		xlapp.DisplayAlerts = .T.
    	NEXT qx
    xlapp.DisplayAlerts = .F.
    xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.Saveas("C:\temp\\" + sht_name,-4143)
    xlApp.DisplayAlerts = .T.
    Delete xlApp
    pull_tabs_to_one_sheet = .F.
    Importable version of function.
    pull_tabs_to_one_sheet - 06-06-2013 -1.txt

    The format of each tab doesn't have to be the same nor is each tab limited to the same number of columns. Just a likely scenario.

    'Date Created: 29-Jan-2009 04:49:54 PM
    'Last Updated: 29-Jan-2009 04:49:54 PM
    'Created By  : SMathews
    'Updated By  : SMathews
    FUNCTION xlindx_to_txt AS C (colnum AS N )
      If Colnum > 26 Then
        xlindx_to_txt = Chr(Int((Colnum - 1) / 26) + 64) + Chr((mod((Colnum - 1),26) ) + 65)
        xlindx_to_txt = Chr(Colnum + 64)
      End If
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 06-06-2013, 04:28 PM. Reason: added called function
    There can be only one.