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Convert Excel macro to VBScript

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I'm trying to format excel from VBS  - I'm grouping several columns and it works fine but I need to collapse the column level. The last line (in bold) was recorded using the macro recorder. My question is: how do I translate this so it will run in VBS (how do I collapse the outline in VBS)?

Set myExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
myExcel.visible = TRUE
Set myWorkbook=myExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Scripts\10_Macro_Format.xlsx")
Set mySheet = myWorkbook.sheets(1)
mySheet.Range("C1:H1").Group

ActiveSheet.Outline.ShowLevels RowLevels:=0, ColumnLevels:=1
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Question by:mike_VBS
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by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 38799228
Try this:

Dim myExcel, myWorkbook, mySheet

Set myExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
myExcel.visible = TRUE
Set myWorkbook=myExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Scripts\10_Macro_Format.xlsx")
Set mySheet = myWorkbook.sheets(1)

With mySheet
    .Range("C1:H1").Group
    .Outline.ShowLevels RowLevels:=0, ColumnLevels:=1
End With

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by:mike_VBS
ID: 38799333
get the following error on line 10

Microsoft VBScript compilation error: Expected statement
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Patrick Matthews earned 500 total points
ID: 38799395
Sorry, forgot that VBScript does not support passing arguments by name.

Dim myExcel, myWorkbook, mySheet

Set myExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
myExcel.visible = TRUE
Set myWorkbook=myExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Scripts\10_Macro_Format.xlsx")
Set mySheet = myWorkbook.sheets(1)

With mySheet
    .Range("C1:H1").Group
    .Outline.ShowLevels 0, 1
End With

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by:mike_VBS
ID: 38799413
Yes, that works - hacking around a could have sworn I tried that - I guess not.

Hey, thanks!
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