how can I remove specific rows and columns from an excel file using only classic ASP? For example, given the excel file
col1 col2 col3 one two three four five six
I want to be able to programmatically delete the first row and second column to produce
one three four six
You can try using an Excel.Application object. For example:
dim oExcel, oWkBk set oExcel = CreateObject( "Excel.Application" ) oExcel.Visible = false oExcel.DisplayAlerts = false set oWkBk = oExcel.WorkBooks.Open( "C:\path\file.xls" )
You can then delete any individual cells with:
oExcel.Cells( 1, 1 ).Delete
Or entire rows/columns with:
To check if a cell is empty use:
if isEmpty(oExcel.Cells(1,1)) then ...
oWkBk.Close() oExcel.Quit() set oWkBk = nothing set oExcel = nothing
For more info, try Googling things like “excel application object vbscript.” You can find many examples. Unfortunately, I’ve found it impossible to find a complete reference.