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lejours88
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Number Format Not Working When object exported to excel Using Macro

Hi,

I have a question,

I'm exporting my object using macro, i have a data like this

- 4.250 (3 decimal)   when exported become 4.25 (2 decimal)

- 4,500. when exported become 4500 (no comma)


Is it possible to keep the original value from the object when object are exported using macro ?

Here is the details of my macro

'// ****************************************************************

'// More enhanced export of three objects to three different sheets

'// ****************************************************************

sub exportToExcel_MultiObj

'// Array for export definitions

Dim aryExport(2,3)

set Path = ActiveDocument.Variables("vPath")

GetPath = Path.GetContent.String

aryExport(0,0) = "OBJ1"

aryExport(0,1) = "Object1"

aryExport(0,2) = "A2"

aryExport(0,3) = "data"

aryExport(1,0) = "OBJ2"

aryExport(1,1) = "Object2"

aryExport(1,2) = "A2"

aryExport(1,3) = "data"

aryExport(2,0) = "OBJ3"

aryExport(2,1) = "Object3"

aryExport(2,2) = "A2"

aryExport(2,3) = "data"

Dim objExcelWorkbook 'as Excel.Workbook

Set objExcelWorkbook = copyObjectsToExcelSheet(ActiveDocument, aryExport)

'filePath = ActiveDocument.Variables("vPath")

objExcelWorkbook.SaveAs GetPath

objExcelWorkbook.Application.Quit

'// Now either just leave Excel open or do some other stuff here

'// like saving the excel, some formatting stuff, ...

end sub

'// !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'// YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE THE CODE BELOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'// !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'// ****************************************************************

'// copyObjectsToExcel

'// ~~

'// Parameters:

'// qvDoc - Reference to the QlikView document (normally just use

'// "ActiveDocument", but you can also use copyObjectsToExcel

'// outside of QlikView ...

'// aryExportDefinition - array of settings

'// ~~

'// Version 1.02

'// ~~

'// The aryExportDefinition is used to pass the following properties to

'// copyObjectsToExcelSheet:

'//

'//   Index Description

'// ------------------------

'// 0 - Id of the QlikView object to copy from

'// 1 - Name of the sheet (in Excel) where the object should be copied to

'//

'// (If a sheet with the same name already exists no new

'// sheet will be created, instead the existing sheet will

'// be used for pasting the object)

'//

'// Note: the sheetName can be max 31 characters long

'//

'// 2 - Range in Excel where the object should be pasted to

'// 3 - PasteMode ["data", "image"]

'// Defines if the objects underlaying data should be

'// pasted ("data") or the the image representing the object

'// should be used

'// ****************************************************************

Private Function copyObjectsToExcelSheet(qvDoc, aryExportDefinition) 'as Excel.Workbook

Dim i 'as Integer

Dim objExcelApp 'as Excel.Application

Dim objExcelDoc 'as Excel.Workbook

Set objExcelApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

objExcelApp.Visible = false 'false if you want to hide Excel

objExcelApp.DisplayAlerts = false

  

Set objExcelDoc = objExcelApp.Workbooks.Add

Dim strSourceObject

Dim qvObjectId 'as String

Dim sheetName

Dim sheetRange

Dim pasteMode

Dim objSource

Dim objCurrentSheet

Dim objExcelSheet

for i = 0 to UBOUND(aryExportDefinition)

  '// Get the properties of the exportDefinition array

  qvObjectId = aryExportDefinition(i,0)

  sheetName = aryExportDefinition(i,1)

  sheetRange = aryExportDefinition(i,2)

  pasteMode = aryExportDefinition(i,3)

               

  Set objExcelSheet = Excel_GetSheetByName(objExcelDoc, sheetName)

  if (objExcelSheet is nothing) then

  Set objExcelSheet = Excel_AddSheet(objExcelApp, sheetName)

  if (objExcelSheet is nothing) then

  msgbox("No sheet could be created, this should not occur!!!")

  end if

  end if

               

    objExcelSheet.Select           

  set objSource = qvDoc.GetSheetObject(qvObjectId)

  chartCaption = objSource.GetCaption.Name.v

  Call objSource.GetSheet().Activate()

  'objSource.Maximize

  qvDoc.GetApplication.WaitForIdle

  if (not objSource is nothing) then

  if (pasteMode = "image") then

  Call objSource.CopyBitmapToClipboard()

  else

  Call objSource.CopyTableToClipboard(true) '// default & fallback

  end if

  Set objCurrentSheet = objExcelDoc.Sheets(sheetName)

  objExcelDoc.Sheets(sheetName).Range(sheetRange).Select

  objExcelDoc.Sheets(sheetName).Paste

  objExcelDoc.Sheets(sheetName).Range("A1").Value=chartCaption

  if (pasteMode <> "image") then

  With objExcelApp.Selection

            .WrapText = True

            .ShrinkToFit = False

  End With                    

  end if       

  objCurrentSheet.Range("A1").Select   

  end if

              

              

next   

Call Excel_DeleteBlankSheets(objExcelDoc)

'// Finally select the first sheet

objExcelDoc.Sheets(1).Select

'// Return value

Set copyObjectsToExcelSheet = objExcelDoc

end function

'// ________________________________________________________________

'// ****************************************************************

'// Internal function for getting the Excel sheet by sheetName

'// ****************************************************************

Private Function Excel_GetSheetByName(ByRef objExcelDoc, sheetName) 'as Excel.Sheet

For Each ws In objExcelDoc.Worksheets

  If (trim(ws.Name) = Excel_GetSafeSheetName(sheetName)) then

  Set Excel_GetSheetByName = ws

  exit function

  End If

Next

'// default return value

Set Excel_GetSheetByName = nothing

                            

End Function

'// ________________________________________________________________

Private Function Excel_GetSafeSheetName(sheetName)

  '// can be max 31 characters long

  retVal = trim(left(sheetName, 31))

  Excel_GetSafeSheetName = retVal

End Function

'// ****************************************************************

'// Internal function for adding a new sheet

'// ****************************************************************

Private Function Excel_AddSheet(objExcelApplication, sheetName) ' as Excel.Sheet

  '// add a sheet to the last position

  objExcelApplication.Sheets.Add , objExcelApplication.Sheets(objExcelApplication.Sheets.Count)

  Dim objNewSheet

  Set objNewSheet = objExcelApplication.Sheets(objExcelApplication.Sheets.Count)

  objNewSheet.Name = left(sheetName,31)

  '// return the newly created sheet

  Set Excel_AddSheet = objNewSheet

End function

'// ________________________________________________________________

'// ****************************************************************

'// Delete all empty sheets

'// ****************************************************************

Private Sub Excel_DeleteBlankSheets(ByRef objExcelDoc)

For Each ws In objExcelDoc.Worksheets

  If (not HasOtherObjects(ws)) then

  If objExcelDoc.Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(ws.Cells) = 0 Then

  On Error Resume Next

  Call ws.Delete()

  End If

  End If

Next

   

End Sub

'// ________________________________________________________________

'// ****************************************************************

'// Helper function to determine if there are other objects placed

'// on the sheet ...

'// ****************************************************************

Public Function HasOtherObjects(ByRef objSheet) 'As Boolean

    Dim c

    If (objSheet.ChartObjects.Count > 0) Then

    HasOtherObjects = true

    Exit function

    End If

    If (objSheet.Pictures.Count > 0) Then

    HasOtherObjects = true

    Exit function

    End If

    If (objSheet.Shapes.Count > 0) Then

    HasOtherObjects = true

    Exit function

    End If

   

   

    HasOtherObjects = false

End Function

'//__________________________________________________________________

Really appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Number Format Not Working When object exported to excel Using Macro

Its the Property of the excel ..try to change the number format i.e. decimal points to 3

and another way is to change the number column format  in Qlikview to text and then export the same

Hope this helps you.

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MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Number Format Not Working When object exported to excel Using Macro

The reason is the "own-intelligence" from excel which interpreted the copied data and there is not much what you could do in the case the result isn't suitable. One could be to format the pasting-area before you paste the data (especially within a text-format) and another is not to use copy + paste else to write the data cell by cell - but it's not easy and has other disadvantages like loosing the layouts (which of course could be restored with macros ...).

- Marcus

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lejours88
Contributor

Re: Number Format Not Working When object exported to excel Using Macro

Hi Avinash, thanks for your reply, but sorry, i still don't get the idea.

Can you explain step by step how to solve it ?

When i exported using right click --> send to excel, number format work perfectly. But when i'm using macro to export, it isn't work.

Thanks