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DBGrid Copy to Clipboard

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I have a DBGrid that is populated by an SQL and I would like to be able to copy all of the data to the clipboard in a format that can be pasted to Excel/Access etc....
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Your problem is that the Grid control is really a large collection of separate controls.  In order to get all the data, you will have to interate through all the cells, collect the data, and format it for inclusion.  I recommend that if you are going to all this trouble anyway, that you dump the clipboard idea, and use the import features in Excel and Access.  You can save your data in a comma delimited format that can be read by either system.  It's simple, it's safe, and if the import doesn't get there, or your system honks in the middle, the file(s) are still there for later import.
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I understanf all of those concerns, but I need to see the code to iterate thru the grid and copy it to the clipboard, from there I can print, export to excel etc....



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volking earned 100 total points
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Here's a code snippet I use in one of my apps. It copies the entire contents of a DBgrid (bound to a data control) to the clipboard.  Excel and Word will allow paste.

Private Sub btnCopyForPaste_click()
    Dim Bulk$, Row&, Col%
    For Row& = 1 To (dcRaw.Recordset.RecordCount - 1)
        DBGrid1.Row = Row&
        For Col% = 0 To (DBGrid1.Columns.Count - 1)
            DBGrid1.Col = Col%
            Bulk$ = Bulk$ + DBGrid1.Text + vbTab
        Next
        Mid$(Bulk$, Len(Bulk$)) = Chr$(13)
    Next
    Clipboard.Clear
    Clipboard.SetText Bulk$, vbCFText
End Sub


Enjoy
===================> Frederick
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