Reading an Excel Spreadsheet with OLE
The following script shows how to read data from an Excel spreadsheet into a character array.
Create an array to receive the data. The array is 4 columns by 10 rows.
dim ptr2[4,10] as C get_excel_data("c:\spread\books.xls", ptr2)
Open the spreadsheet and step through the cells.
' Reads spreadsheet data into Data_Array function get_excel_data as V (Filename as C, First_Row as N, First_Col as N, Data_Array as P) dim MyObject as P dim row as N dim col as N dim rows as N dim cols as N dim cell as C dim temp as C cols = Data_Array.size(1) rows = Data_Array.size(2) on error goto quitting MyObject = ole.getobject(Filename) for row = First_Row to First_Row + rows for col = First_Col to First_Col + cols cell = get_col(col) + row Data_Array[row,col] = MyObject.activesheet.Cells.Range(cell) next col next row quitting: MyObject.close() delete MyObject end function ' Computes the column letter function get_col as C (num as N) dim k as N dim c1 as C dim c2 as C k = int( mod(num/26,26) ) c1 = if(k > 0, chr(k + 64), "") c2 = chr(num - (k * 26) + 64) get_col = ltrim(c1+c2) end function
If you do not know the data types of a returned value, you can check it with this statement.
The value returned will be "C" (character), "N" (numeric), or "T" (date/time). If you want to preserve the format of a date/time value, examine the value of :