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JohnD

Hello.

I have a function that is being used to populate a cell or cells with data from another application (SAP). The function works as far as being able to navigate from one cell to the other, the problem is the delivery of the data into that cell. So, the problem is when the text is sent via the send command the cell in excel gets the cursor. Afterwards, a second send command is sent with just the enter key. This is intended to move down to the next row, but it doesn't The cell stays in edit mode and the next set of data is sent to that very same cell.

I've tried slowing the function down to see if that was the problem and it isn't.

My question is, how can I send text to the cell, have excel 'break out' of the 'cell edit' mode, and move to the next cell. It's odd, because to do this manually, it's one of the easiest things we do in excel.

Thanks in advance.

The code is pasted below for convenience, but the problem should be adequately described above.

Func UpdateXLSCellsWithText($cellcolumn, $cellstart, $cellstop, $celldata)

;cellcolumn is the letter - I

;cellstart is the anchor, and the first cell

;cellstop is the total number of cells to populate

;celldata is the ra number

Local $i

Local $vActiveCell = $cellcolumn & $cellstart

Local $cellcount = $cellstop ;total number

For $i = 0 To (Number($cellstop) - 1) Step 1

SeekCell($vActiveCell)

Send($celldata) ;this line and the next are ineffective for entering data.

Send("{ENTER}")

$cellstart += 1

$vActiveCell = $cellcolumn & $cellstart

Next

EndFunc ;==>UpdateXLSCellsWithText

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jchd

Why don't you use the Excel UDF for that? It simply works, no question.

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