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How to copy, Edit ,save an excel file in a specific Location in C# using excel interop? i have following method which will edit the existing same excel.But i want to copy the original excel file and edit 2 colums and save that as a diffrent location with any name.

so i should have the original one and new one with edited.Please suggest an efficient way

My code which will edit the existing one and save as itself below.only  2 column values i have to edit

What I have tried:

private void EditExcel(string fileName)
        Excel.Application xlApp = new Excel.Application();
        Excel.Workbook xlWorkbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(fileName);
        Excel._Worksheet xlWorksheet = xlWorkbook.Sheets[1]; // excel sheet 
        Excel.Range xlRange = xlWorksheet.UsedRange;
        int lastUsedRow = xlWorksheet.Cells.Find("*", System.Reflection.Missing.Value,
                           System.Reflection.Missing.Value, System.Reflection.Missing.Value,
                           Excel.XlSearchOrder.xlByRows, Excel.XlSearchDirection.xlPrevious,
                           false, System.Reflection.Missing.Value, System.Reflection.Missing.Value).Row;

            for (int i = 2; i <= lastUsedRow; i++)
                int j = 0 + i;

                xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 1] = "new value";
                xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 2] = "new value";
                xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 3] = xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 3]


            //release com objects to fully kill excel process from running in the background  

            //close and release  

            //quit and release  


Updated 24-Aug-21 5:28am
Richard MacCutchan 24-Aug-21 11:34am    
xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 3] = xlWorksheet.Cells[i, 3]

That is a circular reference and will cause problems in Excel.
[no name] 24-Aug-21 11:49am    
how can i fix? how can i copy the given excel and add this mtd?

1 solution

You can use Workbook.SaveAs(Object, Object, Object, Object, Object, Object, XlSaveAsAccessMode, Object, Object, Object, Object, Object) Method (Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel) | Microsoft Docs[^] method to save the opened file to a desired location with a new name.

So in general
- Open the file you want to edit
- Make modifications needed
- Use SaveAs to save to a new location with a new name
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