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SkysLastChance

My Main goal is to copy the info from sheet 2 and put it in the correct date and time location on sheet 1.

1.xlsm - Password 2007

2.xlsx

1. I do not understand why I am unable to find the date. I am reading the value and searching for the value. But, it never turns anything up.

2. What would be the best way (function) to go about selecting the second cell underneath the date after I have found it? 

So Ideally, I would want to match the date. Once it finds the date go 2 cells down insert the data from sheet 2. I believe I have a good idea on how to loop the script. The only thing I am not sure on is how to take the cell I find and get the cell location (exp. A2)  to go the cell that I find  and select 2 cells down and go to A4.

In other words I don't know how to put the cell I find into a variable that I can use to position where I start to input data. 

 

Any help is appreciated as always.

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

MsgBox(0, "", "Open Excel 1")

Global $sExcelFile1 = FileOpenDialog("Choose/Create Excel File", @ScriptDir, "(*.xlsm)")

MsgBox(0, "", "Open Excel 2")

Global $sExcelFile2 = FileOpenDialog("Choose/Create Excel File", @ScriptDir, "Excel Sheet (*.xlsx;*.xls)|All (*.*)")


If FileExists($sExcelFile2) Then
   Global $oExcel2 = _Excel_Open ()
    $oExcel2 = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel2,$sExcelFile2)
EndIF


If FileExists($sExcelFile1) Then
   Global $oExcel1 = _Excel_Open ()
    $oExcel1 = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel1,$sExcelFile1,Default,Default,"2007")
EndIF


$oRead = _Excel_RangeRead ($oExcel2,Default,"A2")
$oRead1 = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcel1,Default,"BY4")
MsgBox  (0,"Test",$oRead)
MsgBox  (0,"Test",$oRead1)

$oFind = _Excel_RangeFind ($oExcel1,$oRead,"E4:FD4")

If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
Else
    Local $aSalesResult = _Excel_RangeFind($oExcel1, $oRead, Default, Default, $xlWhole)
    _Arraydisplay($aSalesResult, "RangeFind", 2, 0, "", "|", "Col|Sheet|Name|Cell|Value|Formula|Comment")
EndIf

 

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JLogan3o13

@SkysLastChance how is this different than your other Excel thread, which water has already been active in? If it is a continuation of the same issue (as it appears to be) I will merge the topics.


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@JLogan3o13I thought it would be better to start a new post because this has nothing to do with an error. Water solved my question; I just needed to update my UDF. I was not able to do any testing with _Excel_RangeRead. If you feel it is better merged by all means.  


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If it is different that is fine - you simply seemed to be asking about getting the date in both threads.


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The range you specify is invalid.

$oFind = _Excel_RangeFind ($oExcel1,$oRead,"=E4:FD4")

Use:

$oFind = _Excel_RangeFind ($oExcel1,$oRead,"E4:FD4")

 


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I must of done that when I was setting up the example. Thank you for catching this though. It is still not finding the date. 

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This article explains why you need to use the displayed date for _Excel_RangeFind: http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/find-dates.htm

So your example should look like:

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

MsgBox(0, "", "Open Excel 1")

Global $sExcelFile1 = FileOpenDialog("Choose/Create Excel File", @ScriptDir, "(*.xlsm)")

MsgBox(0, "", "Open Excel 2")

Global $sExcelFile2 = FileOpenDialog("Choose/Create Excel File", @ScriptDir, "Excel Sheet (*.xlsx;*.xls)|All (*.*)")

If FileExists($sExcelFile2) Then
   Global $oExcel2 = _Excel_Open ()
    $oExcel2 = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel2,$sExcelFile2)
EndIF

If FileExists($sExcelFile1) Then
   Global $oExcel1 = _Excel_Open ()
    $oExcel1 = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel1,$sExcelFile1,Default,Default,"2007")
EndIF

$oRead = _Excel_RangeRead ($oExcel2,Default,"A2", 3) ; <== Line changed!!
$oRead1 = _Excel_RangeRead($oExcel1,Default,"BY4")
MsgBox  (0,"Test",$oRead)
MsgBox  (0,"Test",$oRead1)

$oFind = _Excel_RangeFind ($oExcel1,$oRead,"E4:FD4")

If @error Then
    MsgBox(4096, "", "No File(s) chosen")
Else
    Local $aSalesResult = _Excel_RangeFind($oExcel1, $oRead, Default, Default, $xlWhole)
    _Arraydisplay($aSalesResult, "RangeFind", 2, 0, "", "|", "Col|Sheet|Name|Cell|Value|Formula|Comment")
EndIf

 


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Thank you, Water

Dates in Excel are so complicated. XD

How do I display just the cell in a Msgbox?

 

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Read the value of the cell using _Excel_RangeRead and display it ;) 


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Sorry, I mean like displaying the cell, such as A1,B3,F5,etc.

or am I still able to accomplish this with _Excel_RangeRead? 

 

 

 


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According to the help file the returned array contains the cell's address in element 2:

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Success: a two-dimensional zero based array with the following information:
    0 - Name of the worksheet
    1 - Name of the cell
    2 - Address of the cell
    3 - Value of the cell
    4 - Formula of the cell
    5 - Comment of the cell

 


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I keep getting a blank Msgbox.

How do I get a return  value with multiple success outcomes?

Do I have to grab it from the array?

 


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Correct. As the help file describes you always get a 2D array from _Excel_RangeFind.


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I really appreciate the help as always. 

Here is what I came up with.

$aArray1 = _ArrayToString($aSalesResult, " :: ", 0, 0, @CRLF, 2,2)

MsgBox(0, "Cell Address",$aArray1)

 


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I suggest function _ArrayDisplay. 


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Not sure what I am doing wrong. When I try it with _ArrayDisplay I just get a 1. 

$aArray = _Arraydisplay($aSalesResult,"Cell Address","0:0|2:2",64)

MsgBox(0, "Cell Address",$aArray)

 


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8 minutes ago, SkysLastChance said:

When I try it with _ArrayDisplay I just get a 1. 

What were you expecting to see? Have you read the help file for the function?


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I now understand why I am seeing a 1 

I guess my question would be is how do I pull the elements from _Arraydisplay?

Also why is _ArrayDisplay better then

$aArray1 = _ArrayToString($aSalesResult, "", 0, 0, "", 2,2)

also is "$Clip = _ArrayToClip($aSalesResult,"",0,0,"",2,2) just as bad as _ArrayToString?"

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Each of the _Array* functions has a unique goal.
_ArrayDisplay displays the content of an array in readable format.
_ArrayToClip copies the content of an array to the clipboard.
So which function to use depends on what you want to achieve.

None of the functions is better or worse as another one.

To access an array within your script just use the row and column index as you would do in Excel.
To access the "cell" in the 2nd line and 4th column use

$sCell = $aSalesResult[1][3]

Why 1 and 3? Because the index for rows and columns of an array starts with 0.

For further information please check the array tutorial in the wiki.

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