How to export List to Excel 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 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: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 4: Run VBS code that exports List to Excel

Execute the following VBS code that exports List to Excel.

' Tutorial 01
' This tutorial shows how to export list to Excel file in VBScript.
' The list contains data from a SQL database.
' The cells are formatted using a predefined format.

' Constants declaration

WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Tutorial 01" & vbcrlf & "----------" & vbcrlf)

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

' Create the database connection
Dim objConn
Set objConn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=(local);Database=northwind;User ID=sa;Password=;"

' Query the database
Dim sQueryString
sQueryString = "SELECT TOP 100 CAST(Month(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + '/' + " & _
               "CAST(Day(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + '/' + " & _
               "CAST(year(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) AS 'Order Date', " & _
               "P.ProductName AS 'Product Name', O.UnitPrice AS Price, " & _
               "CAST(O.Quantity AS varchar) AS Quantity, " & _
               "O.UnitPrice * O. Quantity AS Value " & _
               "FROM Orders AS ord, [Order Details] AS O, Products AS P " & _
               "WHERE O.ProductID = P.ProductID AND O.OrderID = ord.OrderID"
Dim objRS
Set objRS = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
objRS.Open sQueryString, objConn

' Create the list that stores the query values
Dim lstRows
Set lstRows = CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")

' Add the header row to the list
Dim lstHeaderRow
Set lstHeaderRow = CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")
lstHeaderRow.addElement("Order Date")
lstHeaderRow.addElement("Product Name")

' Add the query values from the database to the list
Do Until objRS.EOF = True
    Set RowList = CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Order Date"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Product Name"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Price"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Quantity"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Value"))

' Create an instance of the class used to format the cells
Dim xlsAutoFormat 
Set xlsAutoFormat = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelAutoFormat")

' Export list to Excel file
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial01 - export List to Excel.xlsx.")	
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile_FromList_2 "c:\Samples\Tutorial01 - export List to Excel.xlsx", _
                                        lstRows, xlsAutoFormat, "Sheet1"

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

' Close database connection
Set objRS = Nothing
Set objConn = Nothing

' Dispose memory

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

How to run VBScript tutorial
In order to run the tutorial create a file named Tutorial01.vbs containing previous code, open Command Prompt, change the directory to tutorial location using cd command and type:
>    cscript Tutorial01.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:

Excel Library for VBScript
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for VBScript
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Express Excel Writer for VBScript
limited COM+ version to create and export Excel files in predefined formats
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for VBScript

File formats:

Office 365
MS Excel 2021 - 2024
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 97 - 2003