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Appending data in Excel withou opening it

Appending data in Excel withou opening it

Appending data in Excel withou opening it

I have written a program which saves information in an Excel sheet, a database. In the current version I write the information after opening the database file.

Is it possible to do this without opening the file and moving the cursor through it? I mean like just saying:

write (file, column, row, data)

I hope someone can give me a solution.

Thanks in advance


RE: Appending data in Excel withou opening it

Not sure if that is possible. If you want, you can hide the actions from the user by using:

Workbooks.Open FileName:="C:\YourFile.xls", ReadOnly:=False
Workbooks.Application.Visible = False

Hope this helps!

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RE: Appending data in Excel withou opening it

Yep thanks, but I already figured that out it is already running this way for a few months. But because the file is approximately 2MB I prefer not to have it opened all the time.
The other main reason is that it is used by several people as a shared workbook. If everone has opened the file then the data can not be manually processed for quality analyses because a possible loss of data occures.
Therefore I like to keep it closed as long as possible and don't want to open the workbook ervey time because that takes a lot of time.

I hope someone knows a solution for my problem.


RE: Appending data in Excel withou opening it

The next solution in line might be:
write to a new excel file
and let the big excel file to be linked
to all small excel files in a certain directory
and refresh on opening.

So, the time consuming operation would be performed only when the big excel file was explicitly opened.

Different users would be writing to their separate small excel files.

The linking rules and geometry has to be defined in a sub in the big file.

Unless, someone comes up with the solution to write directly into the binary file big.xls
and I doubt if this can be tailored to multiuser situation.


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