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Hello i realy need some help getting started on this script.

What i need to do

Read a number i a colum in excel

alt+tap to as400

type the number it have read in excel

wait 5 sec´s

alt+tab back to excel

Read the next number in the colum

alt+tab to AS400

type the number it have read in excel

wait 5 sec´s

and so on, until the "cell" in the colum no loger contain numbers.

This sound simple but i cant get started couse i dot know how to read from a xls document

hope theres some smart guys out there that can help me getting this started

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There are many different ways to accomplish this, depending on your level of ability.

Here are a few:

Read the fields directly (ExcelCOM UDF)

Save the Excel file to a txt/csv and parse the file (FileRead)

Automate the Copy/Switch/Paste keystrokes (Send)

Once you choose an approach and start coding, post it here if you need help.


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There are many different ways to accomplish this, depending on your level of ability.

Here are a few:

Read the fields directly (ExcelCOM UDF)

Save the Excel file to a txt/csv and parse the file (FileRead)

Automate the Copy/Switch/Paste keystrokes (Send)

Once you choose an approach and start coding, post it here if you need help.

Thank you.

But i realy have problems getting started, i went for the UDF method. Here is what i figured out so far (ofcouse it does not work)

; Script Start - Add your code below here

#include <ExcelCOM_UDF.au3> ; Include the function collection

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen($FilePath="C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls") ; Open file

Exit

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Thank you.

But i realy have problems getting started, i went for the UDF method. Here is what i figured out so far (ofcouse it does not work)

; Script Start - Add your code below here

#include <ExcelCOM_UDF.au3> ; Include the function collection

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen($FilePath="C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls") ; Open file

Exit

You don't pass parameters in AutoIt that way. When you call the function _ExcelBookOpen() you pass the parameter for the file path like this:

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls") ; Open file

Internally to the function, it will get whatever you put in that parameter as the variable $FilePath. You don't set $FilePath yourself, it is handled by the function.

:)


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OKay here is what i have now and it works

But it cant read the data from excel :)

#include <ExcelCOM_UDF.au3> ; Include the function collection

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls"); Open file
;Read the data Row 3, cell 1

WinActivate("Session A - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400
Send(5656567); Write the data from excel
Sleep(1000)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(1000)
MouseClick ( "Left", 310, 61 , 1); Mouseclick AS400 macro
Sleep(1000)
Send("{ENTER}"); Confirm use of macro
Sleep(7000); Wait for the macro to run, big sleep
WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - x805.xls"); activate Excel
; Read data Row 3, cell 2
WinActivate("Session A - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400

Exit

Need help for reading the cell and writing it to as400 and for a loop

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There is no help file for ExcelCOM_UDF yet, so you have to open the UDF (ExcelCOM_UDF.au3) and read the headers on the various functions.

In this case, you are looking for _ExcelReadCell():

;===============================================================================

;

; Description: Read information from the active worksheet of the specified Excel object.

; Syntax: $val = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $sRangeOrRow, $iColumn = 1)

; Parameter(s): $oExcel - Excel object opened by a preceding call to _ExcelBookOpen() or _ExcelBookNew()

; $sRangeOrRow - Either an A1 range, or an integer row number to read from if using R1C1

; $iColumn - The column to read from if using R1C1 (default = 1)

; Requirement(s): None

; Return Value(s): On Success - Returns the data from the specified cell

; On Failure - Returns 0 and sets @error on errors:

; @error=1 - Specified object does not exist

; @error=2 - Specified parameter is incorrect

; @extended=0 - Row out of valid range

; @extended=1 - Column out of valid range

; Author(s): SEO <locodarwin at yahoo dot com>

; Note(s): This function will only read one cell per call - if the specified range spans

; multiple cells, only the content of the top left cell will be returned.

;

;===============================================================================

Func _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $sRangeOrRow, $iColumn = 1)

; ...

EndFunc ;==> _ExcelReadCell

So, your call would be _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, 3, 2)

:)


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There is no help file for ExcelCOM_UDF yet, so you have to open the UDF (ExcelCOM_UDF.au3) and read the headers on the various functions.

In this case, you are looking for _ExcelReadCell():

So, your call would be _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, 3, 2)

:)

That was just what i was looking for, couse there are so few exambels of use that i cant figure out the system.

Im sure this will help me alot, thanks

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Well how can i the loop it?

Just make it like +1 and loop?

THe loop is done and work okay but not as i want it to.

It ither skips the first cell or it does not add +1 depending on where i place the $selle = selle + 1

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls"); Open file


Do
WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - x805.xls"); activate Excel
$selle = 1
$data1 = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $selle, 3);Read data
$selle = $selle + 1
Sleep(1000)
WinActivate("Session B - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400
Send($data1); Write the data from excel
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
MouseClick ( "Left", 310, 61 , 1); Mouseclick AS400 macro
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}"); Confirm use of macro
Sleep(3000); Wait for the macro to run, big sleep
until $data1 = 9999999; Do this to cells are empty not 4547535 (syntax for empty cell??
Exit

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The problem was that you were setting $selle = 1 within your loop, so the value never goes anywhere.

What you want is a For loop.

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls"); Open file

For $selle = 1 To 65536
    WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - x805.xls"); activate Excel
    $data1 = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $selle, 3);Read data
    If $data1 = 9999999 Then ExitLoop; Do this to cells are empty not 4547535 (syntax for empty cell??
    Sleep(1000)
    WinActivate("Session B - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400
    Send($data1); Write the data from excel
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}")
    Sleep(500)
    MouseClick("Left", 310, 61, 1); Mouseclick AS400 macro
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}"); Confirm use of macro
    Sleep(3000); Wait for the macro to run, big sleep
Next
Exit
I don't have Excel loaded, so I don't know if an empty cell = 9999999.

But maybe you have some other criteria you can use to verify the value.


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The problem was that you were setting $selle = 1 within your loop, so the value never goes anywhere.

What you want is a For loop.

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls"); Open file

For $selle = 1 To 65536
    WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - x805.xls"); activate Excel
    $data1 = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $selle, 3);Read data
    If $data1 = 9999999 Then ExitLoop; Do this to cells are empty not 4547535 (syntax for empty cell??
    Sleep(1000)
    WinActivate("Session B - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400
    Send($data1); Write the data from excel
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}")
    Sleep(500)
    MouseClick("Left", 310, 61, 1); Mouseclick AS400 macro
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}"); Confirm use of macro
    Sleep(3000); Wait for the macro to run, big sleep
Next
Exit
I don't have Excel loaded, so I don't know if an empty cell = 9999999.

But maybe you have some other criteria you can use to verify the value.

Great! well i dont have other criteria other then that the script should stop when the cells in excel are empty.

So i just added 9999999 at the buttom of the excel cells.

I made this script for work. I have to make about 200 pages with 12 Produkt numbers active.

Now i can just make as400 prit the workload til an excel doc and add 9999999 in the last cell and lean back! :)

and it will allso be usefull at other times.

Well its ot perfect so i will work some more on it.

Thx for your replies and help

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The problem was that you were setting $selle = 1 within your loop, so the value never goes anywhere.

What you want is a For loop.

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("C:\Documents and Settings\thh\Skrivebord\x805.xls"); Open file

For $selle = 1 To 65536
    WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - x805.xls"); activate Excel
    $data1 = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $selle, 3);Read data
    If $data1 = 9999999 Then ExitLoop; Do this to cells are empty not 4547535 (syntax for empty cell??
    Sleep(1000)
    WinActivate("Session B - [24 x 80]"); activate AS400
    Send($data1); Write the data from excel
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}")
    Sleep(500)
    MouseClick("Left", 310, 61, 1); Mouseclick AS400 macro
    Sleep(500)
    Send("{ENTER}"); Confirm use of macro
    Sleep(3000); Wait for the macro to run, big sleep
Next
Exit
I don't have Excel loaded, so I don't know if an empty cell = 9999999.

But maybe you have some other criteria you can use to verify the value.

Great! well i dont have other criteria other then that the script should stop when the cells in excel are empty.

So i just added 9999999 at the buttom of the excel cells.

I made this script for work. I have to make about 200 pages with 12 Produkt numbers active.

Now i can just make as400 prit the workload til an excel doc and add 9999999 in the last cell and lean back! :)

and it will allso be usefull at other times.

Well its ot perfect so i will work some more on it.

Thx for your replies and help

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Hi,

I'm having the same problem. I'm using AS400 and Excel as well but when I try to copy your code it says, "Unrecognized key-action in the highlighted line."

How do i do it?

Please help.

Thanks

Pinat

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Great! well i dont have other criteria other then that the script should stop when the cells in excel are empty.

So i just added 9999999 at the buttom of the excel cells.

I made this script for work. I have to make about 200 pages with 12 Produkt numbers active.

Now i can just make as400 prit the workload til an excel doc and add 9999999 in the last cell and lean back! :)

and it will allso be usefull at other times.

Well its ot perfect so i will work some more on it.

Thx for your replies and help

 

Hi,

 

I'm having the same problem. I'm using AS400 and Excel as well but when I try to copy your code it says, "Unrecognized key-action in the highlighted line."

 

How do i do it?

 

Please help.

 

Thanks

 

Pinat

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

The last post on this thread is about 6 1/2 years old and the OP has been offline for about 6 years.

Please don't necro old threads!

I suggest to open a new one.


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Pinat:  Your main problem is using old code.  Could you explain what you're trying to do?  I used to do exactly what you're trying to do now.

 

Hi Blue,

I'm doing a similar job as Hauggard, the author of this post..and here's what i do:

1. from as400 screen, i alt+tab to go excel screen

2. i copy the text from a cell in excel

3. alt+tab to go as400 screen

4. paste

5. alt+tab again to go excel screen

6. copy another text

7. alt+tab to go as400 screen & paste

I'm doing this over & over again..I need a macro to fasten my work.

Thanks,

Pinat

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

The last post on this thread is about 6 1/2 years old and the OP has been offline for about 6 years.

Please don't necro old threads!

I suggest to open a new one.

 

Hi,

Can u give me a link to make new posts?

My time to surf is limited thats why i just responded to this old posts.

Thanks,

Pinat

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Go to the General Help and Support forum and click on "Start new topic".


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2019-10-24 - Version 1.4.14.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-02-09 - Version 1.4.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki, WebDriver - Wiki

 

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