FrancescoDiMuro

Can I use Excel UDF without having Excel installed?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Good morning :)
I would like to know if I can use the Excel UDF to manipulating a .csv file without having Office installed on the PC I'm going to work...
I read somewhere that it could be done, but I'm here to ask and be sure of what I remember... 
I'd like to post another question...
How can I retrieve the handle of a windows from a PID of an .exe?
I have my script that does a ShellExecute ( which returns the PID of the .exe ), and then, switching a parameter read from a .ini file, adapt the Window on the screen ( Maximize, Minimize, On Top )...
I tried, but without having success with this:
 

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#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile_x64=prova.exe
#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
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#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIEx.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Local $sFileConfigurazione = @ScriptDir & "\configurazione_exe.ini"

If(FileExists($sFileConfigurazione)) Then
    Local $aSezioniIni = IniReadSection($sFileConfigurazione, "CONFIGURAZIONE_EXE")
    If @error Then
        MsgBox($MB_ICONERROR, "Errore!", "Errore durante l'apertura del file: " & @CRLF & $sFileConfigurazione & @CRLF & "Errore: " & @error)
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                    WinSetState($hWnd, "", @SW_MINIMIZE)
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        EndIf
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It just set on top the .exe I'm launching...
Thanks :)

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#2 ·  Posted

To use the Excel, Word or OutlookEX UDF Microsoft Office needs to be installed because they use the Office COM to access the application.
But there are UDFs available to read Excel workbooks by accessing them using ADO.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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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

 

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#3 ·  Posted

Hey @water!
Always pleased to answer me! :)
I've never heard anything about ADO...
Can you please talk me something about? Maybe with some practice example? :)
Thank you so much :) 


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#4 ·  Posted

Check the wiki for a general ADO overview or the examples section for Excel.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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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

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ADO - Wiki

 

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#5 ·  Posted

Thank you @water:)
And about the script I've posted? Can you say me something about? :)


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#6 ·  Posted

Haven't yet found the time to have a look. 


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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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

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ADO - Wiki

 

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#7 ·  Posted

Can you help me a bit with ADO, @water?
I just need to retrieve rows from the .csv when a column has a/some certain value/s...

In SQL, I would do something like this:
"SELECT Column1, Column2, Column_n FROM File WHERE Column2 BETWEEN Value1 And Value 2 ORDER BY Column2 ASC;"

I don't know how to apply this in the ADO Query... Thanks :) 


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Haven't used ADO with Excel myself but I think you are close to the solution:

Global $sADOSQL = "SELECT Column1, Column2, Column_n FROM [Sheet1$] WHERE Column2 BETWEEN Value1 And Value2 ORDER BY Column2 ASC;"

 

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

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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

 

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks @water:)
Does anyone used ADO with Excel who is reading this topic?
If yes ( surely no one will reply ), can I have some help, please? Thanks :) 

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#10 ·  Posted

If you search the forum for ADO and Excel you will get some hits.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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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

 

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

@water
I was trying to create a PDF, and I'd like to add either a header and some other fields in it...
I was trying to create the PDF with this UDF: 

... But, when I run the example of TXT2PDF, it returns me the error that it didn't find the function _lif...
Do you know another way to create a PDF from a TXT or a CSV? 
Remember that I don't have Office, so, I'm doing the data managing via .txt...
Thanks for your help :) 

EDIT: found the solution! If you worked before with this UDF, I'm here listening to you :) Thanks! 

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#12 ·  Posted

No, I haven't used this UDF before :(


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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

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ADO - Wiki

 

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#13 ·  Posted

@water
So, for me, now it's time to understand how does it work :D
Thanks :)
Have a good day :) 


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#14 ·  Posted

Thanks :)
Have a nice day as well!


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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

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ADO - Wiki

 

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      My code is:
      $oRangeLast = .UsedRange.SpecialCells($xlCellTypeLastCell) Sleep(1000) $iRowCount = .Range(.Cells(1, 1), .Cells($oRangeLast.Row, $oRangeLast.Column)).Rows.Count Sleep(1000) _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook_1, $oWorkbook_1.ActiveSheet,$aFileList[$i][2] , "AB3:AB"&$iRowCount) I have added some sleep because the application was crashing more often before, so i thought to slow down the code execution.
      But i didn't solve the issue.
      Has anyone an idea of what the problem might be?
      Thanks in advance.