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Create VBScript to extract formulas from an Excel doc

The purpose is to create a VBScript program that can be run from the windows command line. The command will invoked like this:

[url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view] last_cell_address [url removed, login to view]

[url removed, login to view] - name of a valid Microsoft Excel file with multiple sheets

last_cell_address - excel cell name such as B27 or AJ43 which is the bottom right cell to be scanned

[url removed, login to view] - name of file to send output results (overwrite if file already exists)

The script should produce a CSV formatted text output file that contains one row in the output file for each numeric or formula cell in the excel document. Blank cells or cells that contain text or mixed text and numbers are not written to the output file.

The format of the output CSV file has three columns:


sheet_name - name of the sheet where this cell is found

cell_address - numeric address of the cell such as K15

number_or_formula - displays the formula text if a formula is used or numeric value if the cell does not contain a formula

The script should scan each Worksheet in the Excel document. For each sheet it should scan all the cells from A1 to the "last_cell_address" passed in on the command line. For example, if the last cell address were given as "C3" then the script should scan A1, A2,A3,B1,B2,B3,C1,C2,C3 of each worksheet in the document. As mentioned above, if a cell does not contain a number or a formula, it should not be sent produce a row in the output file.

The developer will need to have Microsoft Excel installed on their computer to be able to write this program because the user will have to use CreateObject("[url removed, login to view]") in order to open the Excel file. At the bottom of this description is the code for a similar VBScript program that shows most of what needs to be done (although the code is not exactly correct).


[url removed, login to view](v=[url removed, login to view]).aspx - VB Script reference

[url removed, login to view] - Using VBScript from the command line via Windows Scripting Host

[url removed, login to view] - Microsoft's object model for Microsoft Excel


sub main()

dim app

set app = CreateObject("[url removed, login to view]")

[url removed, login to view] = False ' Hide the application while this script is running

dim fso

set fso = CreateObject("[url removed, login to view]")

if not [url removed, login to view]([url removed, login to view](0)) then

msgbox "Fatal Error! Unable to locate specified file:" & vbcrlf & _

[url removed, login to view](0),0,"Aborting!"

[url removed, login to view] -1

end if

dim doc_path,workbook

dim sheet_name, cell_address, value, formula, cell

doc_path = [url removed, login to view]( [url removed, login to view](0)).Path

set workbook= [url removed, login to view] (doc_path)

For Each sheet In [url removed, login to view]

sheet_name = [url removed, login to view]

Set cell = [url removed, login to view]("A1")

value = [url removed, login to view]

formula = [url removed, login to view] ' Need code to handle when the Formula is Null indicating no formula

msgbox sheet_name & vbCrLf & "A1: " & value & vbCrLf & formula


end sub

Please do not offer to build this program in Visual Basic. It must be built in Visual Basic Script (VBS).

Skills: Excel, Microsoft, Visual Basic

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Project ID: #5157008

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Hi. Your task looks interesting. I see that most of coding is already done, and just need to save data in csv file if formulas exist in cell. Regards, Eugene.

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can provide you the vb script that will run on the workbook, read each cell of each worksheet and provide you the formula with reference in CSV format. hope to hear from you Regars

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