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Hi all,

I'm facing a random error, whereby the ExcelRangeRead function is storing the first letter of a string as a lowercase rather than the uppercase it is stored in Excel. This happens about 10% of the times. And only with one of the ExcelRangeRead functions below, Global $RTERuleName = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'I' & $Row)

Func ExtractDCWData()
    Global $PoolName = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'G' & $Row)
    Global $PoolDescription = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'H' & $Row)
    Global $RTERuleName = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'I' & $Row)
    Global $FirstName = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'F' & $Row)
    Global $LastName = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'E' & $Row)
    Global $Notes = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 'CHFT Pools & RTE Rules', 'L' & $Row)
EndFunc   ;==>ExtractDCWData

The excel column looks like this.


The script that writes the data out is as follows.

Func AddRTERule()
    MouseClick('Primary', 69, 657, 1) ;Click Rules...
    MouseClick('Primary', 363, 228, 1) ;Click Type
    MouseClick('Primary', 363, 266, 1) ;Click RTE
    MouseClick('Primary', 363, 545, 1) ;Click New Rule
    Send($RTERuleName) ;Enter Mnemonic
    Send('{TAB}') ;Enter Description
    ;Theres more lines of code in this function...
EndFunc   ;==>AddRTERule

Any ideas?


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What you get from _Excel_RangeRead is the RAW VALUE of the cell. What you see on the screen is the FORMATTED VALUE.
Make sure that there is no formatting rule on the cells setting the first letter to uppercase.

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Thanks there shouldn't be, but I'll clean it all up and try again.

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