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Adding Data to Word Doc

, 15 Feb 2008
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How to add data to an existing word doc from .net

Adding Tables/Data to existing Word doc from .net

If you have wondered how to add Tables/Data to existing Document. Here is a small and simple code which shows you how to do it.


Using the code

Add a reference to Interop.Office and Interop.Word

         object missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
    object fileName = _filename;
    object saveChanges = true;
    object newTemplate = false;
    object docType = 1;
    object isVisible = false;

    object confirmConversions = Type.Missing;
    object readOnly = false;
    object addToRecentFiles = Type.Missing;
    object passwordDoc = Type.Missing;
    object passwordTemplate = Type.Missing;
    object revert = Type.Missing;
    object writepwdoc = Type.Missing;
    object writepwTemplate = Type.Missing;
    object format = Type.Missing;
    object encoding = Type.Missing;
    object visible = true;
    object openRepair = Type.Missing;
    object docDirection = Type.Missing;
    object notEncoding = Type.Missing;
    object xmlTransform = Type.Missing;
    int row = -1;
    object oEndOfDoc = "\\endofdoc"; /* \endofdoc is a predefined bookmark */

    Word._Application wordApp = null;
    Word._Document wordDoc = null;

        //Proceed only if there are some comments to be displayed
        if (_CommentResultsDS != null)

            //exit if there are no rows in CommentsResult
            if (_CommentResultsDS.COMMENTS.Rows.Count == 0)

            wordApp = new Word.Application();
            wordApp.Visible = false;

            //Open the doc
            wordDoc = wordApp.Documents.Open(
                ref fileName,
                ref confirmConversions, ref readOnly, ref addToRecentFiles,
                ref passwordDoc, ref passwordTemplate, ref revert, ref writepwdoc,
                ref writepwTemplate, ref format, ref encoding, ref visible);

            if (wordDoc != null)

                //Create a table in word doc
                Word.Table oTable = null;
                Word.Range wrdRng = wordDoc.Bookmarks.Item(ref oEndOfDoc).Range;
                if (wordDoc.Tables.Count > 0)
                    oTable = wordDoc.Tables.Item(1);

                if (oTable == null)
                    oTable = wordDoc.Tables.Add(wrdRng, _CommentResultsDS.COMMENTS.Rows.Count + 1, 3, ref missing, ref missing);
                    oTable.Range.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 6;
                    oTable.ID = TABLE_ID;
                    row = 1;

                    //Add the header row
                    oTable.Cell(row, 1).Range.Text = "User Id";
                    oTable.Cell(row, 2).Range.Text = "Date Added";
                    oTable.Cell(row, 3).Range.Text = "Comments";

                    //Change the font and color of the header row
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Bold = 1;
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Size = 12;
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Color = Word.WdColor.wdColorDarkBlue;
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Name = TABLE_FONT_NAME;
                    row = oTable.Rows.Count;

                //Don't show the border lines
                oTable.Borders.Enable = 1;

                foreach (CMPNCommentsDS.COMMENTSRow commentsRow in _CommentResultsDS.COMMENTS.Rows)
                    object beforeRow = Type.Missing;
                    row += 1;
                    oTable.Rows.Add(ref beforeRow);
                    oTable.Cell(row, 1).Range.Text = commentsRow.ADD_USR_ID;
                    oTable.Cell(row, 2).Range.Text = commentsRow.ADD_TMSTMP.ToShortDateString();
                    oTable.Cell(row, 3).Range.Text = commentsRow.COMMENTS;

                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Size = 10;
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Color = Word.WdColor.wdColorBlue;
                    oTable.Rows.Item(row).Range.Font.Name = TABLE_FONT_NAME;

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QuestionFaceing Issue???? Pin
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QuestionAnd what is this code suppose to do? Pin
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