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Read out excel to array

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Hi All,

How is it possible to read out a Excel file without opening the excel file itself in excel?

With the current posts on the forum it's for me not possible to fix my issue.

I was looking at the Excel.au3 include file but this did not help me.

Could someone help me please?

Regards,

lrstndm

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I do not believe Excel has to be open if you connect to it as if it were a database.  That is the only way I am aware of that it can be queried without opening it (but @water may know better).  This is an older example of a SQL connection to Excel.

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Why do you need to avoid opening the file using the Excel application?

  • Is there no Excel installed?
  • Do you need to run your script invisible?
  • Anything else?

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I do not want it to be opened. That is what happens when I tried to retrieve data from the Excel file. And also I was not possible to get some information from the opened Excel file.

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It needs to be invisible like reading out a text file from memory. Or is this not possible?

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I understand what you want. But If I understand why you want it I can provide a solution!


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It's possible. Please check the help file how to open Excel invisible with the Excel UDF, function _Excel_Open.


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I have a "key-value" collumn. Which I want to read out. Where I just can enter a key and get the value from the cell next to it.

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Use _Excel_RangeFind to get the row where your key is located. Then use the Offset method to get the value of the column right to it.

$aResult = _Excel_RangeFind($oExcel, "key", "column:column")
$vValue = $oExcel.Range($aResult[0][2]).Offset(0, 1).Value

 


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