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VB.Net / MS Excel - Select and Clear Range

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Using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application within my VB.Net application.

Trying to select a worksheet range ( A3: G LastRow ) and clear all in that range:

        Dim objExcel1 As New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application
        objExcel1 = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
        objExcel1.Workbooks.Open("C:\Spreadsheet\Carbon.xlsx")
        objExcel1.Visible = False
        objExcel1.DisplayAlerts = False

        Dim CarbonWS As Worksheet, CarbonNewRng As Range
        CarbonWS = objExcel1.Sheets("CarbonScrap")
        CarbonNewRng = CarbonWS.Range(CarbonWS.Cells(3, 1), CarbonWS.Cells _(CarbonWS.Rows.Count, 7))
        CarbonNewRng.Clear()

        objExcel1.Workbooks(1).SaveAs("C:\Spreadsheet\Carbon.xlsx")
        objExcel1.Quit()
        objExcel1 = Nothing

Above doesn't work, what will?
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Question by:Tim313
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Maybe CarbonNewRng.Clear instead of CarbonNewRng.Clear()

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by:mvidas
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Hi,

Your error looksl ike it is likely on this line:
CarbonNewRng = CarbonWS.Range(CarbonWS.Cells(3, 1), CarbonWS.Cells(CarbonWS.Rows.Count, 7))

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It looks like you're just clearing columns C:G, so you can instead use:
CarbonNewRng = CarbonWS.Columns("C:G")

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You shouldn't need that entire block though. Instead of making the worksheet and range variables, just use the single line:
objExcel1.Sheets("CarbonScrap").Columns("C:G").Clear()

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Should take care of it for you.
You may need to add .ActiveWorkbook in there:
objExcel1.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("CarbonScrap").Columns("C:G").Clear()
Matt
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Tim313 earned 0 total points
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Thanks to all for your replies, but I found my own answer:

Dim CarbonWS As Worksheet
CarbonWS = objExcel1.Sheets("CarbonScrap")
CarbonWS.Range(CarbonWS.Cells(3, 1), CarbonWS.Cells(CarbonWS.Rows.Count, 7)).Clear()

Please note I stated:

"Trying to select a worksheet range ( A3: G LastRow ) and clear all in that range"

not just columns C:G.
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by:Tim313
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Found the solution on my own. Suggestions provided by others would not work.
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