Solved

Export sheet range of data to XML file and import back.

Posted on 2016-09-27
7
48 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-01
Hi,

Is it possible to export a range on my sheet say A1:Z100 of all its values etc to a XML file and then a feature to import this data back exactly as it was taken, so I export the data.  Delete all of the cells and when I import back they go exactly where they were?

It must not ask about overwriting the original data file etc.

Cheers
0
Comment
Question by:StormFusion
  • 4
7 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:xtermie
ID: 41819295
You can export in XML, do your edits but DO NOT Delete the CELLS just CLEAR the contents and then import back

The data should go back to its original place
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:ProfessorJimJam
ID: 41819338
question is, why would you want to do that.  if you explain what is the aim and purpose of doing this. perhaps there is an easy solution to this.
0
 

Author Comment

by:StormFusion
ID: 41819456
Hi

I have a shared spreadsheet but the data is separate for each user.  So I have a sheet within that contains all the data I need to export that and reload for each user there data set.  But it needs to do this without user seeing any flashes or prompts etc
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:ProfessorJimJam
ID: 41841673
thanks xtermie  for taking the initiative to close the question; however, i do not believe we provided an satisfactory answer to the OPs question, so it wouldn't be fair to close this way.

so, either we provide a working solution, or we delete the question.

thanks for your understanding.
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
ProfessorJimJam earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41841777
@ StormFusion

i do not see any better solution but to use the XML tool Add-in for Excel from available in Microsoft.

i have modified the Add-in so that it works as a normal file.

here are the steps.

before everything else,  if your Excel Developer Tab is not visible, then go to File Options Customize Ribbon and Tick Mark the "Developer"


download the attached file, when you open it, you will see under the Add-in tab a dropdown Menu

select your data then under the Add-in drop down select the first one "Convert a range to XML list"
once you do that then go to Developer Tab and there is button called Export, see screenshot.
2016-10-13-13_33_59-Microsoft-Excel-.pngthen it will prompt the location to save it , once you save it, then you can share that file to the users and then they can go to Developer tab and this time, they click on Import and it prompts them to select the file and once done, it will ask for location to paste the XML file in worksheet, once clicked ok.  the XML is imported back to worksheet.
XMLTOOL.xlsm
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:ProfessorJimJam
ID: 41868054
.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

How to quickly and accurately populate Word documents with Excel data, charts and images (including Automated Bookmark generation) David Miller (dlmille) Synopsis In this article you’ll learn how to use ExcelToWord! to copy data,charts, shapes …
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Google Sheets how to use the HYPERLINK function to create live links inside your spreadsheet.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question