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Insert new sheet into an existing excel file

Posted on 2012-03-14
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Hello,

Excel version 2010

I am preparing a script to insert a new sheet into an existing Excel file. The code is such:

$xl=New-Object -Com Excel.Application
$xl.Visible=$true
$wb=$xl.Workbooks.Open('c:\preparacion\prueba.xlsx')
$worksheet = $wb.worksheets.add()

I am not able to insert the new sheet in the FIRST POSITION. When I try add(1) I get an error.

Any idea to achieve my goal?
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Question by:projectja
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by:Joe Klimis
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The default behaviour for me is that it creates the sheet in index position 1


This works for me .

#excel tabs
$null = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing") 
$testfile = "C:\Joek\Scripts\Experts-exchange\testfile.xlsx"
$xl=New-Object -Com Excel.Application
$xl.Visible=$true
$wb=$xl.Workbooks.Open($testfile)
$worksheet = $wb.worksheets.add()
#$worksheet.move($worksheet.sheets.item(1) )  # move to index position 1
$wb.sheets.item($worksheet.name).move($wb.sheets.item(1) ) #  move "sheet3" to position 1
$worksheet.name="Now in Index 1"
$wb.WorkSheets.Item("Now in Index 1").Tab.Color = [System.Drawing.Color]::Black.ToArgb() 
$xl.workbooks.save
$xl.visible=$false
$xl.quit()

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Let me know how you get on
Joe
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projectja earned 0 total points
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Thanks very much. It is very useful
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by:Joe Klimis
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if this doent work post the results to allow me to fix it ,   this has been tested and works fine.
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by:projectja
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It does work and I can apply to my enviroment
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