EasyXLS

How to format Excel cells 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 formats Excel file

Execute the following VBS code that formats Excel cells, rows, columns and cell ranges.

'========================================================================
' Tutorial 05
'
' This code sample shows how to export data to Excel file in VBScript and
' format the cells. The Excel file has multiple worksheets.
' The first one is filled with data and the cells are formatted.
'========================================================================

' Constants declaration
Dim DATATYPE_STRING
DATATYPE_STRING = "string"

Dim ALIGNMENT_CENTER, ALIGNMENT_BOTTOM, ALIGNMENT_LEFT
ALIGNMENT_CENTER = "center"
ALIGNMENT_BOTTOM = "bottom"
ALIGNMENT_LEFT = "left"

Dim Black, Gray, Yellow, DarkGray
Black = &hff000000
Gray = &hff808080
Yellow = &hff00ffff
DarkGray = &hffa9a9a9

Dim BORDER_MEDIUM
BORDER_MEDIUM = 2

WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Tutorial 05" & vbcrlf & "----------" & vbcrlf)

' 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()

' Create the formatting style for the header
Set xlsStyleHeader = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelStyle")
xlsStyleHeader.setFont("Verdana")
xlsStyleHeader.setFontSize(8)
xlsStyleHeader.setItalic(True)
xlsStyleHeader.setBold(True)
xlsStyleHeader.setForeground(CLng(YELLOW))
xlsStyleHeader.setBackground(CLng(BLACK))
xlsStyleHeader.setBorderColors CLng(GRAY), CLng(GRAY), CLng(GRAY), CLng(GRAY)
xlsStyleHeader.setBorderStyles BORDER_MEDIUM, BORDER_MEDIUM, BORDER_MEDIUM, BORDER_MEDIUM
xlsStyleHeader.setHorizontalAlignment(ALIGNMENT_CENTER)
xlsStyleHeader.setVerticalAlignment(ALIGNMENT_BOTTOM)
xlsStyleHeader.setWrap(True)
xlsStyleHeader.setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)

' 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).setStyle(xlsStyleHeader)
Next
xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setHeight(30)

' Create a formatting style for cells
Set xlsStyleData = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelStyle")
xlsStyleData.setHorizontalAlignment(ALIGNMENT_LEFT)
xlsStyleData.setForeground(CLng(DARKGRAY))
xlsStyleData.setWrap(False)
xlsStyleData.setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)

' 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).setStyle(xlsStyleData)
    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 Excel file
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial05 - format Excel cells.xlsx")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial05 - format Excel cells.xlsx")

' 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 Tutorial05.vbs containing previous code, open Command Prompt, change the directory to tutorial location using cd command and type:
>    cscript Tutorial05.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 VBScript
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for VBScript
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for VBScript

File formats:

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