Export Lotus Notes data to Microsoft Excel using the ADODB.Recordset object

If you need to export or update a large amount of Lotus Notes data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using LotusScript, you can use ADODB.Recordset and SQL.

You can even update the Microsoft Excel data using the same process; you just need to change the SQL data.

For example, once you have added the data you can retrieve it by using the SQL "Select * from Empdata, where EmployeeID = 'Emp#10'". Also, you should make sure you update the value using oRs(1).Value = "New Name."

  1. Create a Microsoft Excel file (for example, on "D:TempExcelFile.xls).


  2. Write some labels on row 1 as:
    EmployeeID        EmployeeName

    "EmployeeID" can be on cell A1 and "EmployeeName" on Cell B1.


  3. Now use menu "Insert>>Name>>Define."


  4. Write "EmpData" in the "Names in Workbook" field.


  5. Select Range "=Sheet1!$A$1:$B$1" in the "Refers To" field and click OK.


  6. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


  7. Write the following LotusScript code on some form button:
    Dim ORs As Variant
    ReportPath = "D:TempExcelFile.xls"
    Set oRs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")                  
    oRs.Open "Select * from EmpData",
    {Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0";Data Source=}
     & ReportPath & {; Extended 
    Properties="Excel 8.0;HDR=NO:" },1,3 
    For I = 1 To 200
    oRs(0).Value = "Emp#" & Trim$(Cstr(I))
    oRs(1).Value = "Employee Name"  & Trim$(Cstr(I))

Do you have comments on this tip? Let us know.

Related information from SearchDomino.com:


This was first published in April 2007

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.