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I have a tamplate in Excel  2007. Column "A" is Firstname and column "B" is Lastname , and column "C" is Address. I have no problem getting data from DB. All I want to find out is how can I use my template and fill it out and save it to a new file.

column A       column B     Column C
FirstName  |    LastName   | Address

Tim             Johnsone     123 Test st. San Francisco, Ca 90000






 Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
        Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbooks

        wrkbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("mypath\test.xlsx")

        xlApp.Range("A" & 1).Value = "Tim"
      xlapp.range("B" & ???????????????

        wrkbook.Close()
        wrkbook = Nothing
        xlApp = Nothing





    End Sub
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Question by:VBdotnet2005
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by:jpaulino
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Hi VBdotnet2005,


I don't understand what is working and what are the ?????
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by:jpaulino
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You want to fill with data from the db and save with a new name in the end ?
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by:VBdotnet2005
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correct...
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by:jpaulino
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>> I have no problem getting data from DB

You have only to do a loop on your db and fill the rows. Ex.

Dim x As Integer = 3 ' to star on 3rd row
While reader.Reads()
     xlApp.Range("A" & x).Value = reader("field1")
     xlApp.Range("B" & x).Value = reader("field1")
     xlApp.Range("C" & x).Value = reader("field1")
    x += 1
End While

Then in the end:
wrkbook.SaveAs("FileName.xlsx")
wrkbook.Close()
wrkbook = Nothing
xlApp = Nothing
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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 21747420
Correct?

Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
        Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbooks = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("mypath\test.xlsx")
        Dim wrksheet As Excel.Worksheet = wrkbook.sheet(1)  <<<<<<<<<<<< error this line
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by:jpaulino
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Replace:
wrkbook.sheet(1)

With:
wrkbook.Worksheets(1)
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I can't find wrkbook.Worksheets(1)
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I am usring MS office 2007
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by:jpaulino
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Ok, I use 2003 version but you have Sheets(1)!

Right ?
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I declared this wrong...


Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbooks


to

Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbook
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by:jpaulino
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Ok, I didn't notice that. In my example that i'm doing it's ok,

How's the code now ? It's working ?
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I am sorry. What is  "x" >   "A" & x ? >>>>>>>  xlApp.Range("A" & x).Value = reader("field1")
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by:VBdotnet2005
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This is the whole code.    


Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
        Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("mypath\test.xlsx")
        Dim wrksheet As Excel.Worksheet = wrkbook.Worksheets(1)


        Dim myConstring As String = "mystring"
        Dim Con As New SqlConnection(myConstring)
        Dim myCommandString As String = "select ...."
        Dim Sqlcommand As New SqlCommand(myCommandString, Con)


        Con.Open()

        Try

            Dim dr As SqlDataReader = Sqlcommand.ExecuteReader

            While dr.Read


                xlApp.Range("A" & x).Value = dr.Item("Firstname").ToString
                xlApp.Range("B" & x).Value = dr.Item("LastName").ToString
                xlApp.Range("C" & x).Value = dr.Item("Address").ToString

            End While


            dr.Close()

        Catch ex As Exception

            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)

        Finally

            Con.Close()


        End Try



        wrkbook.SaveAs("test.xlsx")
        wrkbook.Close()
        wrkbook = Nothing
        xlApp = Nothing

    End Sub
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by:jpaulino
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The "x" will represent the row number.

Range("A1").Value = "something" will write "someting" to the first row/column of excel. You add a variable to write each row of your databases to each row of the worksheet.

Then you will increment the variable to write in the second row  - Range("A2")
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jpaulino earned 500 total points
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Try to change it to this:

Dim X as Integer = 3
While dr.Read
    xlApp.Range("A" & x).Value = dr.Item("Firstname").ToString
    xlApp.Range("B" & x).Value = dr.Item("LastName").ToString
    xlApp.Range("C" & x).Value = dr.Item("Address").ToString
    x +=1
End While
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by:VBdotnet2005
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thank you so much... That works for me.
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by:jpaulino
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Glad I could help!

jpaulino
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by:jpaulino
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Just one extra ...

Sometimes excel instance keeps on memory after you close it. To avoid that "problem" you should also do this in the "Finally" on Try block, forcing the Garbage Collection to work.

Finally
   Con.Close()
   GC.Collect()
   GC.WaitForPendingFinalizers()
End Try
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by:VBdotnet2005
ID: 21795604
I tried

  Con.Close()
   GC.Collect()
   GC.WaitForPendingFinalizers()

Excel instance still show on Task manager.
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by:jpaulino
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Do you have that on the Finally (from the try catch block) ?
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by:VBdotnet2005
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Yes. I do.
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CAn you show the code you have ?
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    Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
        Dim wrkbook As Excel.Workbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(mypath)
        Dim wrksheet As Excel.Worksheet = wrkbook.Worksheets(1)

        Try

            Dim I As Integer = 1
            Dim re As Boolean

            While re = False

                I += 1

                myval = Trim(CStr(xlApp.Range("A" & I).Value))


                'MessageBox.Show(myval)



                If CStr(xlApp.Range("A" & I).Value) = Nothing Then

                    re = True

                End If


            End While


            wrkbook.Close()
            wrkbook = Nothing
            xlApp = Nothing

        Catch ex As Exception

            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)  

        Finally

            GC.Collect()
            GC.WaitForPendingFinalizers()


        End Try
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by:jpaulino
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Have you checked if isn't from other tests ? Have your delete manually all other excel instances ?

You should also include all code in the try ... catch method. If it fails on open it doesn't do the close/GC.
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