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Hello,

 

Can someone please try to guide me to using ObjGet or With the correct way? I have a feeling I am doing something wrong.

I am trying to open an excel document and highlight certain cells based on their values and some calculations.

 

The following works fine to make these changes on a new workbook - but I have not been able to use With when opening an already existing outlook workbook; perhaps I'm opening it incorrectly.

$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
With $oExcel ; open new workbook
    .Visible = True
    .WorkBooks.Add
    .ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1).Select()
EndWith
$oExcel.ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Interior.ColorIndex = 3

 

Here is an example of what I am trying to do (this does not work):

Local $oApplM = _Excel_Open()
Local $oExcelM = _Excel_BookOpen($oApplM, $morning_insights)
Local $aArrayM = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcelM, Default, $oExcelM.ActiveSheet.Usedrange.Columns("A:N"), 1, True)
$percentage = InputBox("Capping percentage", "Enter percentage to calculate")

For $a = 3 To UBound($aArrayM) -1
Local $b = $aArrayM[$a][1]
If $b >  "." & $percentage Then
$oExcelM.ActiveSheet.Range("B1").Interior.ColorIndex =3
EndIf
Next

 

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Here is an example of what I am trying to do (this does not work)

​What do you mean by "does not work"?


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This line

If $b >  "." & $percentage Then

does a string comparison.
Best would be

If $b >  $percentage/100 Then

 


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Hi water!

Sorry I should have been more specific.

 

The Interior.ColorIndex is not working when called with the second set of code, but it does work with when used with ObjCreate.

Local $oApplM = _Excel_Open()
Local $oExcelM = _Excel_BookOpen($oApplM, $report)
Local $aArrayM = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcelM, Default, $oExcelM.ActiveSheet.Usedrange.Columns("A:N"), 1, True)
With $oApplM.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1)
    .Range("A4").Interior.ColorIndex =3
EndWith

What is missing? It opens the document but does not change the color. I cant find where to find the list of the commands that With uses, (i.e. .Range, .Interior, etc...)

 

Your formula makes more sense also - i'll use that too! But my primary challenge is to highlight cells.

 

Edited by DrewSS

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With is not needed in this case. It is used to improve performance because a part of the expression (e.g. "$oApplM.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1)") only needs to be evaluated one time.
Can't tell at the moment what is wrong with your example (no Excel here). Will test tomorrow and post the result.

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your script works fine with me, added some line to work in my side, I put random nos. in input box and ROWS COLOR CHANGED..

#include <Excel.au3> ;added line

Local $oApplM = _Excel_Open()
Local $morning_insights = "C:\CheckList.xlsx" ;added line
Local $oExcelM = _Excel_BookOpen($oApplM, $morning_insights)
Local $aArrayM = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcelM, Default, $oExcelM.ActiveSheet.Usedrange.Columns("A:N"), 1, True)
$percentage = InputBox("Capping percentage", "Enter percentage to calculate")

With $oApplM.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1)
    .Range("A4").Interior.ColorIndex =3
EndWith

 

Edited by 232showtime

ill get to that... i still need to learn and understand a lot of codes graduated.gif

Correct answer, learn to walk before you take on that marathon.

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This works fine for me and displays cell A4 in red:

#include <Excel.au3>
Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
Local $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel)
$oWorkbook.Sheets(1).Range("A4").Interior.ColorIndex = 3

 


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Hi  just want to ask quick and simple question, where did you get this .Interior.ColorIndex and this ObjGet("", "Excel.Application"), is there a list fo excel Obj Classname/INstance like

ObjCreate("Excel.Application")

im totally confused, Im wondering where did you get those command

.Visible

.workbooks.add

.Close

​This can be found on MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). Excel Developer Reference for Excel 2010.


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This works fine for me and displays cell A4 in red:

#include <Excel.au3>
$report = @ScriptDir & "\book1.xlsx"
Local $oApplM = _Excel_Open()
Local $oExcelM = _Excel_BookOpen($oApplM, $report) -edited
$oExcelM.Sheets(1).Range("A4").Interior.ColorIndex =3

 

 

This is working as intended -- very much appreciated!

Great source too: Excel Developer Reference for Excel 2010.

 

 

 

​Thanks again (and again.. and again...and again...) water!! :-D


So far with your help over the past year or two I've automated and saved many hundreds of hours!

 

 

And thank you 232showtime

 

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:)
I hope you both got a raise from your boss ;)


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