accessing an excel spreadsheet using VB

Posted on 1999-11-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I want to be able to open and access the information in various cells in an Excel spreadsheet that I have. How do I go about this? Do I use the "Open ...For Input.." command? How do I get to a specific cell?
Question by:JMaher

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Dim xlApp As excel.Application
Dim xlBook As excel.Workbook
Dim xlSheet As excel.Worksheet

Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set xlBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Add(filepath)
Set xlSheet = xlBook.Worksheets(1)
xlApp.Visible = True
Dim a
a = xlSheet.Cells(1, 1).Value

Author Comment

ID: 2190152
Thats great. Thanks. While I was waiting for someone to answer, I was playing with VisData (vb5) to try to open the worksheet that way. I was able to open it, but not able to use a SELECT query on it. VisData (and the Data control in my test app) said the name of the table was Database$ (even in the Query Builder), but when I wrote "SELECT * FROM Database$" I kept getting an error saying that the error in FROM clause. I have tried everything I can think of in the FROM clause, but cannot open the darn thing. Any other ideas?

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