How to add cell validation in Classic ASP

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in Classic ASP. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for COM+

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Classic ASP

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Verify if EasyXLS is registered

Check if EasyXLS component is present in Component Services.

Step 3: Run ASP code that adds cell validation to Excel sheet

Execute the following ASP code that exports an Excel file with two types of data validation defined: list and whole number.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="DataValidator.inc" -->

' Tutorial 13
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in Classic ASP having
' multiple sheets. The second sheet contains a named range.
' The A1:A10 cell range contains data validators, drop down list
' and whole number validation.

response.write("Tutorial 13<br>")

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
Set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Create two sheets
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("First tab")
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("Second tab")

' Get the table of data for the second worksheet and populate the worksheet
Set xlsSecondTab = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)
Set xlsSecondTable = xlsSecondTab.easy_getExcelTable()
xlsSecondTable.easy_getCell_2("A1").setValue("Range data 1")
xlsSecondTable.easy_getCell_2("A2").setValue("Range data 2")
xlsSecondTable.easy_getCell_2("A3").setValue("Range data 3")
xlsSecondTable.easy_getCell_2("A4").setValue("Range data 4")

' Create a named area range
xlsSecondTab.easy_addName_2 "Range", "=Second tab!$A$1:$A$4"

' Add data validation as drop down list type
Set xlsFirstTab = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0)
xlsFirstTab.easy_addDataValidator_3 "A1:A10", DATAVALIDATOR_VALIDATE_LIST, _
                                              DATAVALIDATOR_OPERATOR_EQUAL_TO, "=Range", ""

' Add data validation as whole number type
xlsFirstTab.easy_addDataValidator_3 "B1:B10", DATAVALIDATOR_VALIDATE_WHOLE_NUMBER, _
                                              DATAVALIDATOR_OPERATOR_BETWEEN, "=4", "=100"

' Export Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial13 - cell validation in Excel.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial13 - cell validation in Excel.xlsx")

' Confirm export of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    response.write("File successfully created.")
    response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
end if

' Dispose memory

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

EasyXLS Excel components:

Excel Library for Classic ASP
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for Classic ASP
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365