Saving a xsl as a csv file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi , 

    I am using the following code to save a xslx as a CSV file.

    Private Sub cmdXlsCsv_Click()
        Dim xls As Excel.Application
        Dim tmp As String
        Dim oWB As Excel.Workbook
        Set xls = New Excel.Application
        tmp = "C:\Users\cjack\Desktop\Copy of Book5.xlsx"
        Set oWB = xls.Workbooks.Open(tmp)
        oWB.SaveAs Filename:=Replace(tmp, ".xls", ".csv", , , vbTextCompare), FileFormat:=xlCSVMSDOS, CreateBackup:=False
        oWB.Close SaveChanges:=False
    End Sub

    However it is saving it as a csvx file instead of a csv file....

    Any help appreciated.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:19 PM

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  • Try the following

    Dim tmp As String = "C:\Users\cjack\Desktop\Copy of Book5.xlsx"
    Dim otherFileName As String = IO.Path.ChangeExtension(tmp, ".csv")
    oWB.SaveAs(otherFileName, Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlFileFormat.xlCSV)

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    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 2:06 PM
  • Please change Replace function like this:
    oWB.SaveAs Filename:=Replace(tmp, ".xlsx", ".csv", , , vbTextCompare), ....

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    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:50 AM
  • Hi JaK82,

    You can also try the following code:

     Dim app As New Excel.Application()
            Dim wb As Excel.Workbook = app.Workbooks.Open("D:\Testfile\test3.xlsx")
            wb.SaveAs("D:\Testfile\output.csv", Excel.XlFileFormat.xlCSVWindows)

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    • Proposed as answer by Stanly Fan Friday, May 4, 2018 10:17 AM
    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:01 AM
  • Here is an alternative solution using Spire.XLS

    Imports Spire.Xls
    Namespace xls2csv
           Friend Class Program
                  Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
                         Dim workbook As New Workbook()
                         workbook.LoadFromFile("..\ExceltoCSV.xls ")
                         Dim sheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)
                         sheet.SaveToFile("sample.csv", ",", Encoding.UTF8)
                  End Sub
           End Class
    End Namespace

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:21 AM