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    Extract Excel cell value into ASP form field

    Hi all
    I'd greatly appreciate assistance with this - banging my head around with it!

    Trying to extract the value of a specific XLS sheet into an ASP form field, can this be done?

    eg
    MyXLS.xls - sheet1 - cell a3 ---> Myformfield.

    many thanks.

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    You can set up a dsn to the excel sheet file and use that as a 'database' that can be called using asp.
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    Thanks, I've managed to sort this usingt he following.

    <%
    'Creates an instance of an Active Server Component
    Set oConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

    'Connects to the Excel driver and the Excel spreadsheet in the directory where the spreadsheet was saved
    strConn = "Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DBQ=C:\webalpha\" & strBudgetURL & ";"

    'Opens the connection to the data store
    oConn.Open strConn

    'Selects the records from the Excel spreadsheet
    strCmd = "SELECT * from `feasob`"

    Set oRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")

    'Opens the recordset
    oRS.Open strCmd, oConn

    'Gets records in spreadsheet as a string and prints them in the table
    strFeasOB_new = oRS.GetString

    oRS.Close
    Set oRS = Nothing

    'Selects the records from the Excel spreadsheet
    strCmd = "SELECT * from `feascb`"

    Set oRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")

    'Opens the recordset
    oRS.Open strCmd, oConn

    'Gets records in spreadsheet as a string and prints them in the table
    strFeasCB_new = oRS.GetString

    oRS.Close
    Set oRS = Nothing

    oConn.Close
    Set oConn = Nothing
    %>

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