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Copies all content from one book to other book.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
XL 5.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.CopyContent"; bookRef; otherBookRef { ; Options } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
otherBookRef The reference to the second workbook. Please use XL.NewBook to create a file. $ref2
Options Which items to skip when copying content. "" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Copies all content from one book to other book.

The plugin loops through all sheets and creates matching sheets on new book.
Formats and fonts are created on the fly.

This allows you to convert from XLS to XLSX or back.
Please report if something is not copied. Of course plugin can only copy what libXL supports, so things like movies or diagrams are not copied. And if you use demo mode, only a small part is copied with values. Rest will be blank.

SkipPicturesDon't copy pictures.
SkipMergesDon't copy merged cells.
SkipNamedRangesDon't copy named ranges.
SkipPrintAreaDon't copy print area.
SkipPrintRepeatDon'T copy print repeat
SkipPrintFitDon't copy print fit.
SkipHorPageBreakDon't copy horizontal page breaks.
SkipCommentsDon't copy cell comments.
SkipFormatsDon't copy formats.
SkipRowHiddenDon't copy hidden rows.
SkipColHiddenDon't copy hidden columns.

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Created 11st March 2015, last changed 2nd January 2019

XL.CopyColumn - XL.CopyRow