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Google Doc Spreadsheet

Google Doc Spreadsheet

Google Doc Spreadsheet

Has anyone tried to use VB6 to save a Google Doc Spreadsheet as a CSV or XLS document?

If so, can you point me to any examples or documentation?



RE: Google Doc Spreadsheet

Thanks. Guess I'll have to delve into .NET.


RE: Google Doc Spreadsheet

Could be your only choice.

Whether by error or on purpose the GData 3.0 specs are not visible to the public, forcing you to use only the provided API libraries now. Without specs you can't even write a VB6 API library if you wanted to go to the trouble.

RE: Google Doc Spreadsheet

Did a bit more research. Seems a bit overkill to me for using .NET and the Google Sheets API.

Why not simply Publish the Google Doc as a CSV to the web and then just write a simple routine in VB6 to download.

There is even a checkbox that says Automatically republish when changes are made.

I have this working and took 10 minutes. Is there a reason someone would not do it this way?


Private Declare Function URLDownloadToFile Lib "urlmon" Alias _
"URLDownloadToFileA" (ByVal pCaller As Long, ByVal szURL As String, _
ByVal szFileName As String, ByVal dwReserved As Long, ByVal lpfnCB As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim done
    Dim myLink As String
    myLink = "https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/pub?gid=0&single=true&output=csv"
    If Dir("C:\Test\Test.csv") <> vbNullString Then Kill "C:\Test\Test.csv"
    done = URLDownloadToFile(0, myLink, "C:\Test\Test.csv", 0, 0)

    If done = 0 Then
        MsgBox "File has been downloaded!"
        MsgBox "File not found!"
    End If
End Sub 


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