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Getting data from Excel

Posted on 2004-08-23
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Hi,

From Visual Basic I need to open an Excel worksheet and retrieve all rows which either have a blue background or blue text. Now, I can open the worksheet but is there anyway to retirve the relevant rows rather than just looping through them all?

Thanks in advance,
Dan
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by:ampapa
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No, I believe you will have to loop through each row to retrieve the desired information. this should work but hasn't beentested.

For i = 1 to activesheet.usedrange.rows.count
    if ActiveSheet.Rows(i).Font.ColorIndex = 5 or ActiveSheet.Rows(i).Interior.ColorIndex = 5 then
    ....
    "do something"
    end if
next i
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_agj_ earned 125 total points
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just a suggestion....not possible at the moment to verify it..

use the .Find function to search in the entire sheet.

the find function can be used to say, search in Formulas of a sheet. I think u shud be able to search in the Fonts/COlors.

use the range returned by find() to get the rows.

more when i check this up.
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can u send me the code snippet u used finally?
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