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Create and populate an Excel file from Visual Basic6

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I need to create an Excel file from Visual Basic, in case the file already exists I need to append from VB. In the Excel file I have two columns I need to populate, First_name and last_name.
How do I do this from Visual Basic, what objects I need to use and what the sysntax might might be?
Thank you
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Question by:Mensana
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by:jimbobmcgee
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Use .CSV files instead of an Excel .XLS format; both are readable by Excel.

Try:

    Open "x:\mypath\myfile.csv" for output as #1

       For i = Lbound(First_Name()) to Ubound(First_Name())   'or some other loop counter
       
           Print #1, First_name(i) & "," & Last_name(i)
       
       Next i

    Close #1
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jkwasson earned 200 total points
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I agree with jimbob :)

but if, for some reason, you really wanted to use Excel, you would want to add a reference to your vb project for the Microsoft Excel Objects. This would allow you to use the Excel Object Model to control excel from your VB program. You can learn more about it here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_wrcore/html/wrconExcelObjectModelOverview.asp
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by:Mensana
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It had to be an Excel file. Thanks for the link. It helped.
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