VB6, Access, Excel

MajinLoki used Ask the Experts™
I have a VB6 program that creates, edits, and maintains access databases.  There are 3 tables in my database.  I need to be able to search the database and test if a value is null and if it is put fields from the records in certain cells in an Excel sheet.  I also want to be able to search to see if the record is a certain type of record(each record represents a course, and there are up to 6 different types of courses) and if it is a selected type put the record in an excel sheet in a report.  This can be sorted by course number or the instructor name.  The problem is, I can't figure out how to connect to this spreadsheet, nor how to put information in the cells.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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Start by referencing this file...

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Excel9.OLB

It may be something other than Excel9 depending on your version of Excel.  Then use these lines...

Dim wb As Excel.Workbook
Set wb = Excel.Application.Workbooks.Open ("C:\Temp\Test.xls")

This will return the workbook object to work with from there you have many things that you can do with it.  Explore the object to see all the properties.

Hope this helps.

Barry TiceBusiness Analyst

MajinLoki --

This code shows how to get cell contents from a spreadsheet. As Nephil says, you need to add a reference to Excel objects to your project (from Project -> References..., check the Microsoft Excel 9.0 Object Library option).

==== BEGIN PASTE ====
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim xlApp As Excel.Application
Dim xlBook As Excel.Workbook
Dim xlSheet As Excel.Worksheet

    Set xlApp = New Excel.Application
    Set xlBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\File.xls")
    Set xlSheet = xlBook.Worksheets("Sheet1")
    MsgBox ActiveCell.Text
    MsgBox ActiveCell.Text
End Sub
===== END PASTE =====

Note that this gives you two messageboxes with the contents of cell B3 and C4, respectively.

If you need to grab cell contents from a different worksheet, name it accordingly. Likewise, you'll need to set the proper file name (or use a string holding the path) to open the correct workbook (Excel file).

Good luck.

-- Barry Tice
Why not make a query based on your filter before you export the whole file to excel.
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