Excel cell formatting

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Hello again dear forum users!

I just spent 20-30 minutes searching for it in the forums, but so far, I haven't found it. If you happend to have a topic with this question pls link it.

So, I would like to format a cell I inserted in to my excel doc, with excelRangeInsert. I would Like to format it to currency and if possible set decimal places to display to zero.

How do I do that? Didn't find corresponding  _excel UDF, and don't know how to do it with COM.

Thank you for the help

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Writes value(s) or formula(s) to a cell or a cell range on the specified workbook and worksheet


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I don't get it.

If I write something (a string) in to a cell like: =SUM(range) and then I want to instruct the cell to display the value as a kind of currency, how do I do it?

If I read the value, it gives back the function, like =SUM(range) I cant transformt that to integer and Round() it. and add regex USD at the end.

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This page in the wiki should give you an idea :)

My UDFs and Tutorials:


Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version - Download - General Help & Support

ADO - Wiki


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