Is there any way to save an Excel table as XML? I have the XML Schema file… and some data in a table… and I have in Excel the Save as XML file option but can I save a file as XML from VBA? I want to automate a process and I didn;t find nothing on this option. Thanks!
the good ol’ macro recorder saved me this time :)) (Why didn’t I used it before I posted here?)
To load an xml schema you have:
ActiveWorkbook.XmlMaps.Add("Book2.xml", "raport").Name _ = "raport_Map"
And to save it as xml:
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAsXMLData Filename:="Book3.xml", _ Map:=ActiveWorkbook.XmlMaps("raport_Map")
Who would have thought that it’s that easy?
This link helped me the most -> http://curiousmind.jlion.com/exceltotextfile
Script on link:
Sub MakeXML(iCaptionRow As Integer, iDataStartRow As Integer, sOutputFileName As String) Dim Q As String Q = Chr$(34) Dim sXML As String sXML = "<?xml version=" & Q & "1.0" & Q & " encoding=" & Q & "UTF-8" & Q & "?>" sXML = sXML & "<rows>" ''--determine count of columns Dim iColCount As Integer iColCount = 1 While Trim$(Cells(iCaptionRow, iColCount)) > "" iColCount = iColCount + 1 Wend Dim iRow As Integer iRow = iDataStartRow While Cells(iRow, 1) > "" sXML = sXML & "<row id=" & Q & iRow & Q & ">" For icol = 1 To iColCount - 1 sXML = sXML & "<" & Trim$(Cells(iCaptionRow, icol)) & ">" sXML = sXML & Trim$(Cells(iRow, icol)) sXML = sXML & "</" & Trim$(Cells(iCaptionRow, icol)) & ">" Next sXML = sXML & "</row>" iRow = iRow + 1 Wend sXML = sXML & "</rows>" Dim nDestFile As Integer, sText As String ''Close any open text files Close ''Get the number of the next free text file nDestFile = FreeFile ''Write the entire file to sText Open sOutputFileName For Output As #nDestFile Print #nDestFile, sXML Close End Sub Sub test() MakeXML 1, 2, "C:\Users\jlynds\output2.xml" End Sub