Using VB to manipulate Excel

Posted on 2000-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I asked a question a while back, and I know how to add values to cells, etc, but I want to know the following:

1) How do I copy a sheet and rename it using VB?

2) How can I save under a different filename?

3) How can I do a Application.Quit without having it ask me if I want to save my changes?

Basically I have a workbook with a template framework, I want a VB 6.0 app to fill in values, the 'save as' it to a different name.

Question by:edskee
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Expert Comment

ID: 2814995
This answer assumes you know how to create an excel object.

 xlapp.worksheets(yoursheet).copy Before:=Sheets(thesheet)
' You can also use the keyword after here

2) as "C:\Whatever"

 xlapp.displayalerts = false
 ' Add the above line before quiting.

Expert Comment

ID: 2815000
Sorry forgot one
1) = "thename"
 ' You may also what to use "thename.xls"

Expert Comment

ID: 2815003
Sorry, I am brain dead today. You only want to use "thename.xls" if you are renaming the workbook, not the sheet.
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Accepted Solution

calacuccia earned 50 total points
ID: 2815261
2) Just a syntax correction (as Chrynoble is brain dead ;-)):

xlapp.ActiveWorksheet.SaveAs "C:\Whatever"

(no space between "Save" & "As")

3) A better way to disable the 'Save Changes?" dialog is to set the Saved property of all open workbooks to Yes.
xlapp.DisplayAlerts = False will remain that way the next time you (or someone else who would like to see that alert) opens Excel.
In that cas, put this before the xlapp.Quit line:

For Each wb in xlapp.Workbooks
Next wb

If you only have the single workbook opened:

xlapp.ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True

Good Luck


Expert Comment

ID: 2815453
Here is what i tried.

say you already have values in your worksheet. Then you want to copy these values into another sheet, it will create another sheet for you.

so what you do is this.
'xlSheet is Excel.WorkSheet
'xlBook is Excel.WorkBook
when using Copy Method you have there 2 parameters you might want to use them.If you want to copy certain rows only. This will copy an entire WorkSheet.

xlSheet.SaveAs FileName:="YourFile.xls"
xlBook.Close SaveChanges:=False

Author Comment

ID: 2815573
Awesome, just about all I was looking for. Can you reccomend a website that has this info? Every time I try to do something new I gotta ask another question on here :)

LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 2816330
I don't know or use any websites for this kind of stuff. Just practice, and participation on this site (try to comment on questions too, specificically in the MSOffice section if you'll need to work with Excel a lot).


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