How to import data from Excel to List in VBScript

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to import 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: Run VBS code that imports data from Excel to List

Execute the following VBS code that imports from Excel to List.

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

WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Tutorial 34" & vbcrlf & "-----------" & vbcrlf)

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

' Import Excel file to List
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx")
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
            WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("At row " & (rowIndex + 1) & ", column " & (cellIndex + 1) & _
                                     " the value is '" & row.elementAt(cellIndex) & "'")
    WScript.StdOut.Write(vbcrlf & "Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xls " & _ 
End If

' Dispose memory

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

How to run VBScript tutorial
In order to run the tutorial create a file named Tutorial34.vbs containing previous code, open Command Prompt, change the directory to tutorial location using cd command and type:
>    cscript Tutorial34.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 Reader for VBScript
COM+ version to read and import Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for VBScript

File formats:

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