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Using Lotus Script to display a message in Excel.

Posted on 2007-07-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I have written some lotus script that exports a view to excel and everything works fine.  The last thing I need to complete the project is to inform the user that the export is complete.  Does anybody have any lotusscript that will display a message in excel?????

I am using Notes 6.5


Question by:rowdy_laxman
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xlApp.StatusBar ="Completed"
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Bill-Hanson earned 1000 total points
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When I program for Excel, I normally use optimization techniques to make the export run faster, like hiding the Excel window and disabling screen updates in Excel.  Then, when my code has finished, I display Excel and make the sheet active.  This popup effect is normally just what the users want to see.  I'll add that printing a message to the status bar is still a good idea.  In fact, I would probably print the message to both Excel and Notes.  However, be warned that the user may not have the status bar displayed in Excel.
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Bill is refering to primarily to Application.Visible = False, which is very inefficient (screen update ofccur).  You can also further optimize by temporarily turning off other automatic updates such as automatic calculations (Applicaton.Calculation).
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qwaletee earned 1000 total points
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Oh, FYI, you might want to simply display your I'm don emessage in NOtes instead, by doing this:

.Visible = False
Msgbox "Export complete, click OK to display in Excel"
.Visible = True
ActivateApp "Microsft Excel - " & fileName

Notes remains in the foreground until this completes

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