excel

What is a good web-based Grid that accepts Excel clipboard data?

Any good recommendations for a platform agnostic (i.e. Javascript) grid control/plugin that will accept pasted Excel data and can emit Excel-compliant clipboard data during a Copy? I believe Excel data is formatted as CSV during "normal" clipboard operations....

Refresh Excel VBA Function Results

Does anyone know how I can get a user-defined function to re-evaluate itself (based on changed data in the spreadsheet)? I've tried F9 and Shift+F9, but those don't work. The only thing that seems to work is editing the cell with the function call and then pressing Enter. Any ideas? I seem to remember being able to do this... ...

Does anyone have .Net Excel IO component benchmarks?

I'm needing to access Excel workbooks from .Net. I know all about the different ways of doing it (I've written them up in a blog post), and I know that using a native .Net component is going to be the fastest. But the question is, which of the components wins? Has anybody benchmarked them? I've been using Syncfusion XlsIO, but that's ver...

Reading Excel files from C#

Is there a free or open source library to read Excel files (.xls) directly from a C# program? It does not need to be too fancy, just to select a worksheet and read the data as strings. So far, I've been using Export to Unicode text function of Excel, and parsing the resulting (tab-delimited) file, but I'd like to eliminate the manual s...

.NET - Excel ListObject autosizing on databind

I'm developing an Excel 2007 add-in using Visual Studio Tools for Office (2008). I have one sheet with several ListObjects on it, which are being bound to datatables on startup. When they are bound, they autosize correctly. The problem comes when they are re-bound. I have a custom button on the ribbon bar which goes back out to the d...

Accessing Excel data source running SSIS package on 64 bit server

Hello, I have an SSIS package that exports data to a couple of Excel files for transfer to a third party. To get this to run as a scheduled job on a 64 bit server I understand that I need to set the step up as a CmdExec type and call the 32 bit version of DTExec. But I don't seem be able to get the command right to pass in the connectio...

How do I find the Excel column name that corresponds to a given integer?

How would you determine the column name (e.g. "AQ" or "BH") of the nth column in Excel? Edit: A language-agnostic algorithm to determine this is the main goal here. ...

How do you prevent leading zeros from being stripped when importing an excel doc using c#

I'm able to connect to and read an excel file no problem. But when importing data such as zipcodes that have leading zeros, how do you prevent excel from guessing the datatype and in the process stripping out leading zeros? ...

Alternating coloring groups of rows in Excel

Hi All, I have an Excel Spreadsheet like this id | data for id | more data for id id | data for id id | data for id | more data for id | even more data for id id | data for id | more data for id id | data for id id | data for id | more data for id Now I want to group the data of one id by alternating the background co...

How do I save a datagrid to excel in vb.net?

I know that this should be easy but how do I export/save a DataGridView to excel? ...

Using VLOOKUP in an array formula on Google Spreadsheets

Effectively I want to give numeric scores to alphabetic grades and sum them. In Excel, putting the LOOKUP function into an array formula works: {=SUM(LOOKUP(grades, scoringarray))} With the VLOOKUP function this does not work (only gets the score for the first grade). Google Spreadsheets does not appear to have the LOOKUP function and...

Using Interop with C#, Excel Save changing original. How to negate this?

The problem: Loading an excel spreadsheet template. Using the Save command with a different filename and then quitting the interop object. This ends up saving the original template file. Not the result that is liked. public void saveAndExit(string filename) { excelApplication.Save(filename); excelApplication.Quit(); } ...

What is the best way to package and distribute an Excel application.

I've writen an Excel-based, database reporting tool. Currentely, all the VBA code is associated with a single XLS file. The user generates the report by clicking a button on the toolbar. Unfortunately, unless the user has saved the file under another file name, all the reported data gets wiped-out. When I have created similar tools in W...

Excel: list ranges targeted by INDIRECT formulas

We have a few very large Excel workbooks (dozens of tabs, over a MB each, very complex calculations) with many dozens, perhaps hundreds of formulas that use the dreaded INDIRECT function. These formulas are spread out throughout the workbook, and target several tables of data to look-up for values. Now I need to move the ranges of data ...

Insert current date in Excel template at creation

I'm building an excel template (*.xlt) for a user here, and one of the things I want to do is have it insert the current date when a new document is created (ie, when they double-click the file in windows explorer). How do I do this? Update: I should have added that I would prefer not to use any vba (macro). If that's the only option,...

Excel VBA: Alternative IDE

I am using excel 2003 and the build in IDE for programming VBA, but a lot of things bug me. Obviously, the build in nature of the VBA IDE is a big pro. Is there a (free?) alternative out there? ...

Is there anything wrong with this query?

INSERT INTO tblExcel (ename, position, phone, email) VALUES ('Burton, Andrew', 'Web Developer / Network Assistant', '876-9259', [email protected]') I've got an Access table that has five fields: id, ename, position, phone, and email...each one is plain text field with 50 characters, save for position which is 255 and id which is an aut...

Count a list of cells with the same background color

Each cell contains some text and a background color. So I have some cells that are blue and some that are red. What function do I use to count the number of red cells? I have tried =COUNTIF(D3:D9,CELL("color",D3)) with no success (Where D3 is red). ...

Modifying a spreadsheet using a VB macro

I have two spreadsheets... when one gets modified in a certain way I want to have a macro run that modifies the second in an appropriate manner. I've already isolated the event I need to act on (the modification of any cell in a particular column), I just can't seem to find any concrete information on accessing and modifying another spr...

Killing Excel.EXE on server

Suppose a ASP.NET web application generates automated Excel Reports on the server. How do we kill a server-side Excel.EXE once the processing is over. I am raising this purposely, because I believe that the Garbage Collecter does not clean the Excel executable even after the Excel file is closed. Any pointers would be helpful? ...