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Hi everyone,

I'm writing script for searching empty excel files in share folders.

I now how to check if is any text, value or formula in file but how to check for macros?

 

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Smigacznr1

 

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Hi Smigacznr1,

You could always check the extension of the workbook?

I'm no excel wizard, but i believe macro's can only be stored in xlsm workbooks (macro enabled), with the exception of workbooks created on your local machine (as the macro's can be saved to your personal workbook (Which wouldn't be applicable in a shared folder anyway, as only the author of the macro, by default has access to his/her own personal workbook)

Hope this helps

Javi


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Hi, Smigacznr1. There are a couple ways to do it. Remember that you will always have a default module with the "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", and "Sheet3" in every workbook. I use this quick and dirty to check which modules or macros I have in a workbook, may give you some ideas.

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]

Const $ProcedureName = "*"
Local $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
Local $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel, @DesktopDir & "\Test.xls")
    $vbProj = $oWorkbook.VBProject

    For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
        _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
    Next

    $aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1

    For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
        Switch $aTemp[$i]
            Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
                ;
            Case Else
                MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
        EndSwitch
    Next

_Excel_BookClose($oWorkbook)
_Excel_Close($oExcel)

 

 

 

Edited by JLogan3o13

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Hi JLogan3o13

I'm getting error:

"Variable must be of type "Object".:
For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
For $vbComp In $vbProj^ ERROR"

 

I rebuilded your saample to:

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]

Const $ProcedureName = "*"

$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oExcel.Visible = 1
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Open (@DesktopDir & "\Huis-3D-Excel-Pendulum_97.xls")

    $vbProj = $oExcel.WorkBooks.VBProject

    For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
        _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
    Next

    $aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1

    For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
        Switch $aTemp[$i]
            Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
                ;
            Case Else
                MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
        EndSwitch
    Next


$oExcel.WorkBooks.Close(false)
$oExcel.Quit()

and I'm getting exactly this same error. I'm not good with object coding...

I'm using newest stable version of Autoit, fully patched Win 7 x64 and Office 2007.

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Add some error checking:

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]
Const $ProcedureName = "*"
$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oExcel.Visible = 1
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Open (@DesktopDir & "\Huis-3D-Excel-Pendulum_97.xls")
    $vbProj = $oExcel.WorkBooks.VBProject
    If @error Or Not IsObj($vbProj) Then Exit ; Exit if no projects exist
    For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
        _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
    Next
    $aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1
    For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
        Switch $aTemp[$i]
            Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
                ;
            Case Else
                MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
        EndSwitch
    Next
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Close(false)
$oExcel.Quit()

 


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BTW:

"ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"

is only true on English systems.


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Check (by adding _ArrayDisplay) if there are any components at all.

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]
Const $ProcedureName = "*"
$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oExcel.Visible = 1
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Open (@DesktopDir & "\Huis-3D-Excel-Pendulum_97.xls")
    $vbProj = $oExcel.WorkBooks.VBProject
    If @error Or Not IsObj($vbProj) Then Exit ; Exit if no projects exist
    For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
        _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
    Next
    _ArrayDisplay($aTemp) ; Display components
    $aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1
    For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
        Switch $aTemp[$i]
            Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
                ;
            Case Else
                MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
        EndSwitch
    Next
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Close(false)
$oExcel.Quit()

 

Edited by water

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Ok, then let's check this line:

#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]
Const $ProcedureName = "*"
$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oExcel.Visible = 1
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Open (@DesktopDir & "\Huis-3D-Excel-Pendulum_97.xls")
    $vbProj = $oExcel.WorkBooks.VBProject
    If @error Or Not IsObj($vbProj) Then
        MsgBox(0, "", "@error: " & @error & @CRLF & "IsObj: " & IsObj($vbProj))
        Exit
    EndIf
    For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
        _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
    Next
    _ArrayDisplay($aTemp) ; Display components
    $aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1
    For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
        Switch $aTemp[$i]
            Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
                ;
            Case Else
                MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
        EndSwitch
    Next
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Close(false)
$oExcel.Quit()

 


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#include <Excel.au3>

Local $aTemp[1] = [""]
Const $ProcedureName = "*"
$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oExcel.Visible = 1
$oWorkbook = $oExcel.WorkBooks.Open(@DesktopDir & "\Huis-3D-Excel-Pendulum_97.xls")
$vbProj = $oWorkbook.VBProject
If @error Or Not IsObj($vbProj) Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "@error: " & @error & @CRLF & "IsObj: " & IsObj($vbProj))
    Exit
EndIf
For $vbComp In $vbProj.VBComponents
    _ArrayAdd($aTemp, $vbComp.Name)
Next
_ArrayDisplay($aTemp) ; Display components
$aTemp[0] = UBound($aTemp) - 1
For $i = 1 To $aTemp[0]
    Switch $aTemp[$i]
        Case "ThisWorkbook", "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3"
            ;
        Case Else
            MsgBox(0, "", $aTemp[$i])
    EndSwitch
Next
$oExcel.WorkBooks.Close(false)
$oExcel.Quit()

​The VBProject collection is a member of the Workbook object, not the Workbooks collection.

Edited by water

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Looks much better. Could you please add

#include <Debug.au3>
_DebugSetup()
_DebugCOMError()

at the top of your script so we get more detailed error information?


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Sure. I didn't know that in Autoit is any debugging include :)

Result:

@@ DEBUG COM Error encountered in excel_macro_search.au3 (11) :
    Number            = 0x80020006 (-2147352570)
    WinDescription    = Unknown name
    Description       =
    Source            =
    HelpFile          =
    HelpContext       =
    LastDllError      = 0
    Retcode           = 0x00000000

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Is this a Workbook with a macro?
If no, could you please test with a Workbook with a macro?
So we know: @error = 1 means: no macro, @error = 0 means: go on checking for macros.


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Will check as soon as I'm on a PC with Windows and Excel.


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Only found this on the web to check if an Excel File has macros.
Could you please run the VB code and if it works it should be easy to translate to AutoIt.


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