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Friday, May 23, 2008

Calling an Excel Macro from X++

All, recently I needed to know how to call an Excel Macro from X++. This is not something that is widely published anywhere on the web, and something I had to figure out.

It's actually not that hard, and the best help was looking at how I had done it before in .Net.

So here is the code example:

SysExcelApplication ExcelApp;
SysExcelWorkbooks WorkBooks;
SysExcelWorkbook WorkBook;
SysExcelWorksheet Worksheet;

ExcelApp = SysExcelApplication::construct();


Workbook = ExcelApp.workbooks().item(1);
Worksheet = Workbook.worksheets().itemFromName("WorkSheetName");

ExcelApp.comObject().Run("SomeMacro"); // The Call to run a Macro

Of course there is a lot more you can do, but basically any Excel based class has a .comObject() at which you can further extend and make Excel Interop COM calls via, that go beyond what is coded for in the SysExcel Class framework.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Useful post!
Is it possible to open a workbook whilst selecting the enable macros option from AX code?

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to transfer a worksheet to another workbook in AX?

10:19 AM  
Blogger AML said...


I want to insert new row in excel using macro in x++. I used tried this code but i got error. I don't know how to do this, please help me.. thanks.

This is the code:

please help me on how to achieve this.. more power..


12:05 AM  
Blogger AML said...


Is this correct?



12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try to use this instead:

Com excelRange, entireRow;

excelRange = xlsWorkSheet.cells().range(strfmt("%1%3:%2%3","A","A",18)).comObject();

entireRow = excelRange.entireRow();

7:08 AM  

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