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embedding excel cell into visio using OLE - using Visual basic

In  Visio visual basics, how do I call let's say cell A5 of worksheet "test.xls" and display it as the data of a text object?

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Chris BottomleyCommented:
Would the worksheet be open ... and if not what path to locate it?

Can you confirm what you mean by a text object?

Chris BottomleyCommented:
For example:

Assuming xl is not open or the workbook can be opened in a new instance of excel with the output going to a text box, (the first shape but name can alse be used as per the commented out line).

Dim xlApp As Object
Dim xlWB As Object
Dim xlSh As Object

    Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
    Set xlWB = xlApp.workbooks.Open("c:\deleteme\textfile.xls")
    Set xlSh = xlWB.sheets(1)
    Application.ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1).Characters.Text = xlSh.Range("a5").Text
'    Application.ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes("Doris").Characters.Text = xlSh.Range("a5").Text

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pierre-alexAuthor Commented:
Works great, thanks

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