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Excel VBA get data from Word Table

How to get Word table value or data from Excel using VBA?

Sharing or getting data from word table to Excel via VBA.

Below is a piece of VBA code that will do the task to get a value from Word using Excel VBA.

This example assumes that there is a single table in Microsoft Word.

And the table is 3x8, 3 columns and 8 rows per column.

So just for reference, for those who are trying to wrap up on what is row and column.

Please check the image below, Value1, Value2 and Value3 represent columns. (3 columns on this example)

And each Value column has 8 lines, which is basically called rows. (8 rows on this example)

VBA code below will get the data from a word file and display the value using an msgbox command in Excel VBA.

It will also place the value to the Excel Worksheet where the VBA is being executed.

Code below assumes that there is a worksheet called "Sheet1".

If a worksheet named "Sheet1" is not found on the workbook.

VBA will have an error, "Run-time error '424': Object required"

Make sure "sheet1" is present on the workbook, or change the VBA code to a desired worksheet name.

Please check link below on how to open the VBA Project Window in Excel.
Or simply press "Alt + F11" and if everything goes fine then VBA Project window will open.

To test this code, make sure to have a Word file with 1 table. (See image above on how the table looks like)

And change the path of the word file if it is not the same location with the code.

The default path of the code assumes that the word file is located on c:\ root directory and the file name of the word is Doc_Value_Table.docx;
Change the filename to any file name but change the Excel VBA code also.

This code has been tested on Excel and word 2010 versions; the word does not need to be open or visible. Excel VBA will get the value as long as the path and the file name are correct.

Here's the code:

Sub Get_Value_From_Word_Using_Excel_VBA()
'Declare on Object
Dim xWordFile As Object
Dim xAppWord As Object

'set the object to the full path of the document
Set xWordFile = GetObject("C:\Doc_Value_Table.docx")
On Error GoTo 0

'This will get the value from Word whether the file is visible or not
'if it's not already opened then open it
If xWordFile Is Nothing Then
    Set xAppWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    Set xWordFile = xAppWord.Documents.Open("C:\Doc_Value_Table.docx")
End If

With xWordFile

'Get values from Word Table
'Rows are fixed at 8th row
'Only the column need to change (from Column 1 to 3)
'Line below is also the syntax to get the data from a word table

     FirstCol_Value = xWordFile.Tables(1).Cell(8, 1).Range.Text
     SecondCol_Value = xWordFile.Tables(1).Cell(8, 2).Range.Text
     ThirdCol_Value = xWordFile.Tables(1).Cell(8, 3).Range.Text
     'To display or just verify the value / Use Msgbox to display the result
            MsgBox ("First Column Total Value is: " & FirstCol_Value & vbCrLf & _
             "Second Column Total  Value is: " & SecondCol_Value & vbCrLf & _
             "Third Column Total  Value is: " & ThirdCol_Value)
    'To place the value to a an Excel Worksheet
    Sheet1.Cells(1, 1).Value = FirstCol_Value
    Sheet1.Cells(2, 1).Value = SecondCol_Value
    Sheet1.Cells(3, 1).Value = ThirdCol_Value
End With

'Release the object from memory
Set xAppWord = Nothing
Set xWordFile = Nothing

End Sub

Cheers.. Have fun coding Excel VBA...

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