EasyXLS

How to import data from Excel to List in VB6

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to import Excel files in VB6. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

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

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

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for VB6

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 VB6 code that imports data from Excel to DataSet

Execute the following VB6 code that imports from Excel to DataSet.

'====================================================================
' Tutorial 34
'
' This tutorial shows how to import Excel to List in VB6. The data
' is imported from the active sheet of the Excel file (the Excel file
' generated in Tutorial 09).
'====================================================================

VERSION 5.00
Begin VB.Form Form1 
    Caption         =   "Form1"
    ClientHeight    =   4590
    ClientLeft      =   60
    ClientTop       =   345
    ClientWidth     =   6885
    LinkTopic       =   "Form1"
    ScaleHeight     =   4590
    ScaleWidth      =   6885
    StartUpPosition =   3  'Windows Default
    Begin VB.TextBox Text1 
        Height          =   4575
        Left            =   0
        MultiLine       =   -1  'True
        ScrollBars      =   3  'Both
        TabIndex        =   0
        Top             =   0
        Width           =   6855
    End
End

Attribute VB_Name = "Form1"
Attribute VB_GlobalNameSpace = False
Attribute VB_Creatable = False
Attribute VB_PredeclaredId = True
Attribute VB_Exposed = False

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Me.Text1 = "Tutorial 34" & vbCrLf & "-----------------" & vbCrLf

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

    ' Import Excel file to List
    Me.Text1 = Me.Text1 & "Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx" & vbCrLf
    Set rows = workbook.easy_ReadXLSXActiveSheet_AsList("C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx")

    ' Confirm import of Excel file
    If workbook.easy_getError() = "" Then
        ' Display imported List values
        For rowIndex = 0 To rows.Size() - 1
            Set row = rows.elementAt(rowIndex)
            For cellIndex = 0 To row.Size - 1
                Me.Text1 = Me.Text1 & "At row " & (rowIndex + 1) & ", column " & (cellIndex + 1) & _
                                      " the value is '" & row.elementAt(cellIndex) & "'" & vbCrLf
            Next
        Next
    Else
        Me.Text1 = Me.Text1 & vbCrLf & "Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xls " & vbCrLf & _
                                        workbook.easy_getError()
    End If

    ' Dispose memory
    workbook.Dispose
End Sub

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:

.NET
Excel Library for VB6
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Reader for VB6
COM+ version to read and import Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for VB6

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019
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