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I am trying to open a existing excel workbook. Inside of it contains 7 sheets and I require to change input the information into cells. Can anyone tell me how to do so????I have use "set wb = getobject("c:\sale.xls") " to open this workbook. It seems like I had open the workbook. However, what ever information I had try to put into the worksheet is not sucessful. Can anyone take me through this???? Thanks
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Question by:c4mar
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by:woodsrr
ID: 2575128
Try this:

I have a form with just 1 command buttons. The button opens a excel document, prints the value from cell 1,1 and then changes the value of cell 1,1.  
When you are done with your excel object call the xlApp.Quit method and then set your xlApp object to nothing to free up the resource.

Dim xlApp As Object

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
    xlApp.Visible = True
    xlApp.workbooks.Open "C:\My Documents\CarLoc.xls"
    Print xlApp.Cells(1, 1) ' Printing the value of cell 1,1
    xlApp.Cells(1, 1) = "New Text" ' Changing the value of cell 1,1
End Sub

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by:georgeman
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One more thing.
If you need update cell in particulary sheet, you need activate this sheet before or use sheet name directly in Excel object:

xlApp.Worksheets("MySheet").Activate
xlApp.Cells(1, 1) = "New Text" ' Changing the value of cell 1,1

or

xlApp.Worksheets("MySheet").xlApp.Cells(1, 1) = "New Text" ' Changing the value of cell 1,1
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dalbello earned 30 total points
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Try this
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Sub test()
' declare the objects
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim s1 As Worksheet
Dim s2 As Worksheet
Dim s3 As Worksheet
' ... etc
' ... etc
' Set the objects
Set wb = GetObject("c:\sale.xls")
Set s1 = wb.Sheets("NameOfSheet1")
Set s2 = wb.Sheets("NameOfSheet2")
Set s3 = wb.Sheets("NameOfSheet3")
' ... etc
' ... etc
' Write text in cells A1 of s1, s2 and s3
s1.Cells(1, 1).Value = "TEST TEXT"
s2.Cells(1, 1).Value = "TEST TEXT"
s3.Cells(1, 1).Value = "TEST TEXT"
' ... etc
' ... etc
End Sub
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