Creating Charts With Ms-Excel

The following code sample puts some sample data into
an EXCEL Sheet and creates a chart in the currently opened
Notes document.

The doc must have a field ("Chart"), richtext

The DECLARATION SECTION holds some constants for different ChartStyles.
Sub Click(Source As Button)
Dim session As New notessession
Dim workspace As New NotesUIWorkspace
Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
Dim doc As notesdocument
Set uidoc = workspace.CurrentDocument
Set doc = uidoc.Document
Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem
Dim object As NotesEmbeddedObject
Dim xlApp As Variant
Dim oWorkbook As Variant

uidoc.EditMode = True

ChartName$ = "Test"

Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

xlApp.Visible = False 'set to invisible

Set oworkbook = xlApp.Workbooks 'handle to Workbook
oworkbook.Add

'/* BEGIN OF SAMPLE DATA

xlApp.cells(1,2) = "100"
xlApp.cells(2,2) = "140"
xlApp.cells(3,2) = "1000"
xlApp.cells(4,2) = "100"
xlApp.cells(5,2) = "1900"
xlApp.cells(6,2) = "1340"
xlApp.cells(1,1) = "Uli"
xlApp.cells(2,1) = "Kathleen"
xlApp.cells(3,1) = "Freitz"
xlApp.cells(4,1) = "Wombat"
xlApp.cells(5,1) = "Eddi"
xlApp.cells(6,1) = "Hannelore"

'/* END OF SAMPLE DATA

xlApp.Range("A1:B6").Select 'select the data rows and create a chart
xlApp.Charts.Add

xlChartType = xl3DColumn 'set chart type; see DECLARATION SECTION
xlLocationAsObject = 2
With xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.ActiveChart
.Name = ChartName$
.HasTitle = True
.HasLegend = False
.ChartTitle.Text = "Test: "
.ChartType = xlChartType
.PlotArea.Interior.ColorIndex = "0"
.Location xlLocationAsObject, ChartName$ 'move chart to worksheet
End With
xlApp.ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart 1").Activate

xlApp.ActiveChart.ChartArea.Select 'select chart

xlApp.ActiveChart.ChartArea.Copy 'copy to clipboard

xlApp.ActiveSheet.Shapes("Chart 1").ScaleWidth 0.85, msoFalse,
msoScaleFromTopLeft 'change chart dimensions
xlApp.ActiveSheet.Shapes("Chart 1").ScaleHeight 1.24, msoFalse,
msoScaleFromTopLeft

xlApp.ActiveChart.ChartGroups(1).GapWidth = 10 'reduce width between
columns

Call uidoc.GotoField( "Chart" ) 'select rt field chart in current doc

Call uidoc.Paste 'paste clipboard contents into field
Call doc.Save( True, True )

xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.saved = True ' closes EXCEL without prompting
Call xlApp.quit

End Sub


'/Paste the following into the DECLARATION-SECTION

Const xl3DArea=-4098
Const xl3DAreaStacked=78
Const xl3DAreaStacked100=79
Const xl3DBar=-4099
Const xl3DBarClustered=60
Const xl3DBarStacked=61
Const xlLine=4
Const xlLineMarkers=65
Const xlLineMarkersStacked=66
Const xlLineMarkersStacked100=67
Const xlLineStacked=63
Const xlLineStacked100=64
Const xl3DBarStacked100=62
Const xl3DColumn=-4100
Const xl3DColumnClustered=54
Const xl3DColumnStacked=55
Const xl3DColumnStacked100=56
Const xl3DLine=-4101
Const xl3DPie=-4102
Const xl3DPieExploded=70
Const xl3DSurface=-4103
Const xlAreaStacked=76
Const xlAreaStacked100=77
Const xlBarClustered=57
Const xlBarOfPie=71
Const xlBarStacked=58
Const xlBarStacked100=59
Const xlBubble=15
Const xlBubble3DEffect=87
Const xlColumnStacked=52
Const xlColumnStacked100=53
Const xlConeBarClustered=102
Const xlConeBarStacked=103
Const xlConeBarStacked100=104
Const xlConeCol=105
Const xlConeColClustered=99
Const xlConeColStacked=100
Const xlConeColStacked100=101
Const xlCylinderBarClustered=95
Const xlCylinderBarStacked=96
Const xlCylinderBarStacked100=97
Const xlCylinderCol=98
Const xlCylinderColClustered=92
Const xlCylinderColStacked=93
Const xlCylinderColStacked100=94

This was first published in November 2000

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