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Select a menu item in excel

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I'm trying to automate some excel processing. With autoit I open several Excel with an add-in. This add-in is used to update data in this excel.

In autoit I managed to open the excel files with the add-in but now I need to select the menuitem to update the excel automatically. I don't have any clue howto do this in autoit3.

I can't find any tutorials or manual howto do this.

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Please have a look at function "WinMenuSelectItem" in the help file.

Maybe that's what you need.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Please have a look at function "WinMenuSelectItem" in the help file.

Maybe that's what you need.

Tried this one but as stated in the help file it does'nt always work...

For the moment I just used the Send command. But this only works if the excel menu items are always on the same place....

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Shouldn't

Send("!NRb")
always work?

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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In the "DATA" tab there is an "Refresh all" . Does pressing it work the same as ACNielsen?

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In the "DATA" tab there is an "Refresh all" . Does pressing it work the same as ACNielsen?

No it doesn't it will use a external database to update the data in the excel that is defined as Nielsen data.

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Then Try recording a macro , and manually refresh the ACNielsen data and the stop recording and post here the code from the macro recorder.

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Then Try recording a macro , and manually refresh the ACNielsen data and the stop recording and post here the code from the macro recorder.

When you record this it uses mousepositions. Don't think this is usable...

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It doesnt record mouse positions when you click on the standard menus. Did you try it?

This is a small example:

Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
'

'
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    ActiveWorkbook.RefreshAll
    Application.DisplayFormulaBar = False
End Sub

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Question now is how do I know when the refresh is finished to advance my script :x

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It doesnt record mouse positions when you click on the standard menus. Did you try it?

This is a small example:

Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
'

'
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    ActiveWorkbook.RefreshAll
    Application.DisplayFormulaBar = False
End Sub

When I use the macrogenerator it just spits out a lot of mouse position things.

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Paste the code of the generator here.

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