Automating Excel: find next available row & populate...

Posted on 2004-09-14
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
hi... I half figured out how to do this, but came into a bit of a snag.

- What I want to do from VB6 is go to a specific worksheet in an Excel workbook.  (i.e. Sheet1)

- Check for the next available row in COLUMN B. (not A).  Meaning, the next row without any information written on it.

- Populate column B, C, E, and F with variables I'll capture within my VB6 application.

- Save / Close the the workbook.

Question by:NO_CARRIER
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Expert Comment

ID: 12055882
How far have you been able to get? Can you open the Excel workbook?

When you say next available row in column B, do you mean the next completely empty row, or the next row with no data in B, which may have data in other rows?

Author Comment

ID: 12055942
yeah I got the workbook open.

I'm using with xl.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1") to select Sheet1.

Next row with no data in column B which may have data in other rows is fine.  Whichever is easier to be honest.

Accepted Solution

Clippit earned 250 total points
ID: 12056071
Here's code I built in VBA, but I think it's the same as what you'll need:

Dim objXLApp As New Excel.Application
Dim lngRow As Long

objXLApp.Workbooks.Open ("C:\temp\quickdata.xls") ' change to your filename

With objXLApp.ActiveWorkbook
  With .Worksheets("Sheet1")
    lngRow = .Range("B65535").End(xlUp).Row + 1 ' find the row to use based on column B data
    .Cells(lngRow, 2) = "New Data" ' put the rest of the cell updates here
  End With
End With

Set objXLApp = Nothing

Author Comment

ID: 12064390
thanks... worked without any problems at all!

Expert Comment

ID: 12069514
You're welcome!

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