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Writing to an existing Excel spreadsheet with Workflow

Created: 04 Feb 2013 • Updated: 06 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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I need to have data that is coming from a web form and have it added to an Excel spreadsheet.  Not overwrite and existing, but just drop to the next line of a spreadsheet and save the data each time something is submit by the form.  Is this possible?  If so, can someone tell me how.

Thanks in advance.

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reecardo's picture

While there's no "append" functionality for Excel out-of-the-box, you could try the following:

1. Save your Excel document as a .csv file (or copy the Excel file to a .csv file)

2. Use a Append Lines to Text File component to append new comma separated data to the CSV file.

3. Use a Write File component and write the appended file back as a .xls file..

If your Excel file is pretty basic, this should work.

John Atkins's picture

That got me close enough.  Thanks.

John Atkins
Advanced Client Services Engineer
LifeWay Christian Resources

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