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Close Workbook

Declaration

<AMEXCELCLOSEWORKBOOK SESSIONNAME="text" SAVE="yes/no">

See Also

Activate Cell | Activate Worksheet | Add Worksheet | Cells to Dataset | Close Workbook | Create Workbook | Dataset to Cells | Get Active Cell | Get Active Worksheet | Get Cell | Open Workbook | Set Cell

Description

Closes a Microsoft Excel workbook previously created or opened in an established Excel session. If modifications have been made, the document will be saved when closed.

IMPORTANT: AutoMate's Excel actions use Microsoft's Excel automation engine to perform their work. Therefore, Microsoft Excel must be licensed and installed on the system in order for these actions to work.

Practical Usage

Mainly used to save and close an Excel document that was modified with prior AutoMate Excel steps and ends the associated session.

NOTE: This action is only useful in conjunction with other Excel actions found in AutoMate. It is not possible to use Automate's Excel actions on a spreadsheet that was not opened by the Open Workbook action or created by the Create Workbook action.

Parameters

General Properties

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Session Name

Text

Yes

ExcelSess1

SESSION="ExcelSess7"

The session name to identify which document should be closed from prior Excel steps. Numerous sessions can exist within a single task allowing several Excel documents to be open simultaneously. If working with only one document, this can remain at the default session name, which is Excelsess1.

Do not save changes

Yes/No

No

No

RESULTDATASET="datasetname"

If set to YES, the document should be closed but not saved. The default behavior is to save the document when it is closed.

 

Description Properties

The Description tab allows you to customize the text description of any step as it appears in the Task Builder's Steps Pane.

More on setting custom step description

Error Causes Properties

The Error Causes tab properties lets you instruct a task step to react only to specific errors or ignore certain errors that should cause it to fail.

More on Error Causes properties

On Error Properties

The On Error tab properties lets you determine what the task should do if a particular step encounters an error as defined in the Error Causes properties.

More about On Error properties

Additional Notes

Expressions, Variables & Functions

A percent sign is used as a special character in AutoMate to indicate the beginning and end of an expression. This allows variables, functions and other expressions to be entered in any text parameter of a task's properties. For example: %1+1% inside a task will resolve to 2 at runtime. A more elaborate example is %FileDateTime(myFile)% which results to the date/time of myFile. To help construct expressions, you can open Expression Builder by clicking the Insert Expression (%) button or by pressing F2.

More on expressions

More on variables

More on functions

More on extended functions
More on the expression builder

Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

 

This sample task demonstrates the use of various Excel actions. Below describes each step of the task, including the action used and details about that action.

  1. Create Workbook Action - Create new Excel workbook "C:\Temp\sampledoc.xls".  Overwrite file if it already exists.  

  2. Add Worksheet Action - Add new Excel worksheet "My New Sheet" to workbook open in session "ExcelSess1".  New worksheet will be the last one of the workbook.  

  3. Activate Worksheet Action - Activate Excel worksheet "My New Sheet" in workbook open in session "ExcelSess1".  

  4. Set Cell Action - Write text "Set this data here" in Excel cell located at row:1 and column:1.  

  5. Pause Task Action - Pause task for 3 seconds.  

  6. Set Cell Action - Write text "and this here" in Excel cell located at row:2 and column:1.  

  7. Pause Task Action - Pause task for 3 seconds.  

  8. Close Workbook Action - Close Excel workbook.  Do not save workbook before closing.  

 

<AMEXCELCREATEWORKBOOK WORKBOOK="c:\sampledoc.xls" OVERWRITE="YES" />

<AMEXCELADDWORKSHEET WORKSHEETNAME="My New Sheet" LASTWORKSHEET="YES" />

<AMEXCELACTIVATEWORKSHEET WORKSHEET="My New Sheet" />

<AMEXCELSETCELL NEWVALUE="Set this data here" CELLROW="1" CELLCOLUMN="1" />

<AMPAUSE ACTION="waitfor" SCALAR="3" />

<AMEXCELSETCELL NEWVALUE="and this here" CELLROW="2" CELLCOLUMN="1" />

<AMPAUSE ACTION="waitfor" SCALAR="3" />

<AMEXCELCLOSEWORKBOOK SAVE="NO" />

 

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