EasyXLS

How to export data to XLS file in VBScript

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in VBS. 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 VBS

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 VBS code that exports data to XLS file

Execute the following VBS code that exports data to XLS file.

'==================================================================
' Tutorial 28
'
' This tutorial shows how to export data to XLS file that has
' multiple sheets in VBScript. The first sheet is filled with data.
'==================================================================

WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Tutorial 28" & vbcrlf & "----------" & vbcrlf)

' Constants declaration
Dim DATATYPE_STRING
DATATYPE_STRING = "string"

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
Set workbook = 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 first worksheet
Set xlsFirstTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).easy_getExcelTable()

' Add data in cells for report header
For Column = 0 To 4
    xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setValue("Column " & (Column + 1))
    xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)
Next
xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setHeight(30)

' Add data in cells for report values
For row = 0 To 99
    For column = 0 To 4
        xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setValue("Data " & (row + 1) & ", " & (column + 1))
        xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)
    Next
Next

' Set column widths
xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 0, 70
xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 1, 100
xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 2, 70
xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 3, 100
xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 4, 70

' Export the XLS file
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial28 - export XLS file.xls")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial28 - export XLS file.xls")

' Confirm export of Excel file
Dim sError
sError = workbook.easy_getError()
If sError = "" then
    WScript.StdOut.Write(vbcrlf & "File successfully created.")
Else
    WScript.StdOut.Write(vbcrlf & "Error: " & sError)
End If

' Dispose memory
workbook.Dispose

Wscript.StdOut.Write(vbcrlf & "Press Enter to exit ...")
WScript.StdIn.ReadLine()

How to run VBScript tutorial
In order to run the tutorial create a file named Tutorial28.vbs containing previous code, open Command Prompt, change the directory to tutorial location using cd command and type:
>    cscript Tutorial28.vbs.

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

File formats:

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