Thread: Reading Excel Files?

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    Registered User Daniel's Avatar
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    Reading Excel Files?


    I am trying to write a program which will add a number of my choice to every interger inside a Excel file. My question is how do I read an excel file? Is it the same thing like reading a txt file?

    Thanks for your help,
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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    If it's a csv, then it can be accessed as a text file...if it's a proper xls file, you need to use COM

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    COM = Component Object Model

    As I understand it:

    COM is used when you copy something from Excel, and paste it into Word, etc. COM has been around awhile, so maybe Microsoft is using / pushing something else by now. (?)

    It's way more complicated than copying text. There are whole books on using COM. Although, maybe it's not that hard to read/write a number from a cell. (?)

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