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paul_ripley
Creator III
Creator III

How to use macros to export objects into excel

Hello

I have 2 charts within a container that I would like to export into Excel

I followed the article below and managed to export one of my objects fine using a button and attaching the macro

QlikTip #32: Exporting multiple QV objects to a single Excel document

I then then wanted to export the second object either using a second button and second macro (although I was quite happy for this to be done one the same macro)

So I added  a second macro below "sub exportToExcel_Variant2 "  and thought I could create another button and add this macro to the button but this doesn't seem to work.

How do you export a second object (and does it make a difference if it is in a container?)

Many thanks

Paul

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

'// Simple Export of just one object
'// ****************************************************************

sub exportToExcel_Variant1

'// Array for export definitions

Dim aryExport(0,3)

aryExport(0,0) = "CH"

aryExport(0,1) = "IS"

aryExport(0,2) = "A1"

aryExport(0,3) = "data"

Dim objExcelWorkbook 'as Excel.Workbook

Set objExcelWorkbook = copyObjectsToExcelSheet(ActiveDocument, aryExport)

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

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

end sub

sub exportToExcel_Variant2

'// Array for export definitions

Dim aryExport(0,3)

aryExport(0,0) = "CH15"

aryExport(0,1) = "SFP"

aryExport(0,2) = "A1"

aryExport(0,3) = "data"

Dim objExcelWorkbook 'as Excel.Workbook

Set objExcelWorkbook = copyObjectsToExcelSheet(ActiveDocument, aryExport)

'// 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(ActiveDocument, 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 = true '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 = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject(qvObjectId)

Call objSource.GetSheet().Activate()

objSource.Maximize

ActiveDocument.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

if (pasteMode <> "image") then

With objExcelApp.Selection

            .WrapText = False

            .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

'//__________________________________________________________________

2 Replies
marcus_sommer
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

For this you will need to know which object is active within the container and activate then the other ones. These links would be helpful for including this in a macro-routine:

Get Active object in a Container

Activate Chart within Container from Button?

But easier would be not to use these objects within a container else specialized export- and/or printobjects on a hidden sheet. This avoids not only the container-problems else it has many further advantages regarding to conditions, layouts, formattings and so on.

- Marcus