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[archive] read from excel

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Hi,

I am reading data from Excel using:

inquire handle-work-sheet range(w-cella)::value in w-valore.

it's possible to know, before reading cell, if the value of the cell is number or text format? Into msexcel.def I have noticed the @IsNumber or @IsText...

Anyone know how to use this method?
thanks
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RE: [archive] read from excel

Isnumber is a method of the WorkSheet, it takes a variant as argument. Problem here, is that anything you get from Excel into a COBOL data item will be converted to the COBOL data item. Also, using a USAGE VARIANT as target will not help.
So, you cannot use IsNumber but there might be other ways that I don't know of.
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