XL98: AppleScript Error Selecting Range on Another Worksheet

ID: q180613

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In Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, if you run an AppleScript script, you may receive the following error message:

   Execution Error
   Microsoft Excel got an error: Unable to get the Select property of the
   Range class


This problem will occur if the following conditions are true:


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To prevent this problem from occurring, modify your script so that it selects the worksheet before it selects the range of cells in the worksheet, as in the following example:

   Select Sheet "Sheet1"
   Select Range "R3C2:R6C4" of Sheet "Sheet1"

Note that because the worksheet is already active, it is not necessary to specify the worksheet name when you select the cells:

   Select Sheet "Sheet1"
   Select Range "R3C2:R6C4"


This behavior is by design of Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.


You can use the AppleScript Script Editor to record and write scripts that interact with many programs, including Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.

Additional query words: XL98

Keywords          : kbcode 
Version           : MACINTOSH:98
Platform          : MACINTOSH
Issue type        : kbprb

Last Reviewed: May 17, 1999