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Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

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Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

Hi all,

            Is there a way to add an additional sheet to an already existing workbook.

     For example i have an excel file called  " DescriptiveStats.xls. Now I want to add a new work sheet called "FreqTab" to this workbook. It will have the result of a proc freq.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Amit

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Re: Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

I don't believe that's possible with Tagsets.Excelxp. That's partly because it doesn't create excel files, it creates XML files.

You can save the output from proc freq and then export it to the worksheet though.

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Re: Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

Hi:


I don't think you can add a tab to the existing workbook with the ExcelXP tagset because the output is in xml format, not native xls format.

I would think the only way is to use SAS to read the exisiting spreadsheet, and then write this as tab 1 and the new data as tab 2, then convert the resulting output from xml back to xls.

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Re: Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

PROC EXPORT and LIBNAME EXCEL will both allow you to write an additional tab to existing Excel workbook. However the workbook would have to be in 'native' Excel format to do this (not XML). Easy to do by opening your existing workbook and doing a FILE SAVE AS to save in the right format.

You also need the SAS product SAS/ACCESS to PC FILE FORMATS licenced. PROC SETINIT will confirm this.

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Re: Tagset ExcelXp: add a new sheet to already existing Excel workbook

If you are running on a PC and want to go old-school, DDE would be an option to consider as well.  See lexjansen.com for a bunch of papers on DDE magic by Koen Vyverman.

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