How to load the names of all data sheets from an excel file?

Posted on 2003-03-10
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Dear netters:

I am developing a VB program which opens an existing excel file and fill up the data into a user specified data sheet.  However, the excel file has multiple data sheets.  Is there any way to retrieve all the data sheet names from the excel file so the user can choose which data sheet to put the data in?

Question by:menshen_tsai
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Ryan Chong earned 225 total points
ID: 8103210
Try this example:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    On Error GoTo EH
    Dim iExcel As Excel.Application
    Dim iWBook As Workbook
    Dim iWSheet As Worksheet
    tempdbpath = "c:\abc.xls"
    If tempdbpath = "" Then Exit Sub
    Set iExcel = CreateObject("excel.application")
    iExcel.Visible = True
    Set iWBook = iExcel.Application.Workbooks.Open(tempdbpath)
    For i = 1 To iWBook.Worksheets.Count
        Set iWSheet = iWBook.Worksheets(i)
        Debug.Print iWSheet.Name
    Next i
'    iWSheet.PrintPreview False
    'Set iWSheet = Nothing
    'iWBook.Close True
    'Set iWBook = Nothing
    'Set iExcel = Nothing
    Exit Sub
End Sub

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Expert Comment

ID: 8103222
This will return all worksheets in the opened workbook:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim xApp As New Excel.Application
    Dim xSht As Excel.Worksheet
    xApp.Workbooks.Open "c:\My Documents\My Workbook.xls"
    For Each xSht In xApp.Worksheets
        Debug.Print xSht.Name
    Set xSht = Nothing
    Set xApp = Nothing
End Sub

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