User Guide Tutorials VB6 tutorials Tutorial 34: How to import data from Excel to List in VB6 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 COM+
To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:
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.
Begin VB.Form Form1
Caption = "Form1"
ClientHeight = 4590
ClientLeft = 60
ClientTop = 345
ClientWidth = 6885
LinkTopic = "Form1"
ScaleHeight = 4590
ScaleWidth = 6885
StartUpPosition = 3
Begin VB.TextBox Text1
Height = 4575
Left = 0
MultiLine = -1
ScrollBars = 3
TabIndex = 0
Top = 0
Width = 6855
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
Set workbook = CreateObject( "EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")
Me.Text1 = Me.Text1 & "Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx" & vbCrLf
Set rows = workbook.easy_ReadXLSXActiveSheet_AsList( "C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx")
If workbook.easy_getError() = "" Then
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
Me.Text1 = Me.Text1 & vbCrLf & "Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xls " & vbCrLf & _
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.