Mian

How to select or delete a column in excel sheet on the basis of heading in the first row

2 posts in this topic

I wrote a script which deletes a single or range of columns from an excel file, however, I found that the file is frequently modified and the automation is not smooth.

The task can be achieved in two ways, please help me in whichever is simple.

1) Instead of column number, I delete single column or range of columns on the basis of heading in the first cell of the column. This way I will be able to select the desired columns even if the column number changes.

2) I select the columns on the basis of heading in the first cell of each column and paste it in a new sheet or new excel file. This way I will get the desired column where ever they are in the file.

Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



The Excel UDF that comes with AutoIt should provide the necessary functions: _Excel_RangeRead and _Excel_RangeDelete.


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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • anusha
      By anusha
      Hi I have jus started using auto-it . Please correct me if I'm wrong.
      I need to read data from an input in text box and search in excel file and return value in next column of matched cell on GUI.
      I have written below code but i cannot use variable which has data stored. it works only when search string is hard coded.
      Please help out.
       
      Example()
      Func Example()
      Local $GuiMain = GUICreate("EXCEL TEST", 399, 180) ;creates main GUI
      ;~ Local $idOK = GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "Close")
      Local $iWidthCell = 70
      Local $idLabel = GUICtrlCreateLabel("PART NUMBER", 10, 30, $iWidthCell,50)
      Local $RUN_1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 70, 70, 85, 25)
      Local $Input_1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("PART NUMBER", 100, 20, 120, 20)
      Local $sMenutext = GUICtrlRead($Input_1, 1)
      GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $GuiMain)

          While 1
          $MSG = GUIGetMsg()
          Select
              Case $MSG = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                  Exit
              Case $MSG = $RUN_1
                  Local $oAppl = _Excel_Open()

      Local $sFilePath1 = "D:\Anu_WorkFolder\Components.xlsx"
      Local $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpen($oAppl, $sFilePath1, Default, Default, True)
      Local $aResult = _Excel_RangeFind($oWorkbook, $sMenutext , Default, Default, $xlWhole)
    • X_xkijux_x
      By X_xkijux_x
      Ok so im using this program. clarify for school. I would like to have a program that takes every word i type in microsoft word and searches on it in claryfi. is this possible. I would like to have the program not stopping me from typing more after that word. Like when i type a word it auto search it on clarify without making me stop typing and if i want to change i can do that and if im fine that word i can just keep typing and it will search after the next word. 
    • Miliardsto
      By Miliardsto
      Is this possible to make program works like in diagram? There is so much encryption methods and UDFs are they give security? If the $Address will be crypted with some encryption algorithm could be possible to get the value of $Address in easy way? Of course We know its easy too look into autoit code and get value of variable and so We dont want to anyone see $Address value - there are functions Could func1.au3, func2.au3.. be for example func1.php or other type of file? As we know .php files are unnable to see. For example func1 would be read by FileRead() and then Execute() Is this generally possible to do?
      Will it give secure?
      What do you think about? Maybe there is something wrong in this concept or missed.

    • JaredStroeb
      By JaredStroeb
      I need to open an application and send it keys in Session 0.  I have exe's working locally, I can see the application open in session 0 through interactive services, but my send commands do not go to the application.  The following article running-autoit-session-0, directs me to use ControlSend() however my application has no controls that can be identified by AutoIt v3 Window Info.  Get All Windows Controls also returned nothing for the application's handle.  
      What are my options?  
      Can this be done with AutoIt?
      Is there a different "relatively simple" library/tool to use? (I am familiar with C# if there is a viable library there )

       
    • Nareshm
      By Nareshm
      How to Activate Opened Excel Windows Using Class not Tittle, Because Some time opened defferent excel that have different name.
      I Tried with
      Winactivate ("[CLASS:XLMAIN]") but not working