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Opening Excel in VB

Posted on 2002-04-26
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I'm am running a program that has to access Excel worksheets to read data, but after I close the program, I have a lot of instances of Excel still running.  I have added the code to close Excel

Worksheets.Close
Workbooks.Close

but it still doesn't.

Any help please???
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Question by:Cosmo439
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 50 total points
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dim xlsApp as object
dim xlsBook as object
dim xlsSheet as object

set xlsApp = CreateObject ("Excel.Application")
set xlsBook = xlsApp.Workbooks.Open (yourfile)
set xlsSheet = xlsBook.Sheets(yoursheet)

<etc>

set xlsSHeet = nothing
xlsBook.Close
set xlsBook = nothing
xlsApp.Quit
set xlsApp = nothing

Cheers

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by:Richie_Simonetti
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I am with you angelIII,
but why using object type var instead of strong typed one setting a reference to Microsoft Excel library?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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Using the AS OBJECT, you can work with "any" version of Excel installed. I prefer this in my projects even if the early binding has performance benefits and developing ease...
My code will run even if Office XP is installed while i developed on Office 2000

CHeers
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by:Cosmo439
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Thanks for the help, that's been driving me crazy for a while now.
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