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Reads a number value from a cell.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
XL 5.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.Sheet.CellReadDate"; bookRef; sheetIndex; Row; Column )   More


Parameter Description Example
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
sheetIndex The index of the sheet. This number ranges from 0 to XL.Book.SheetCount-1. 0
Row The row for the cell. First row has index 0. $row
Column The column for the cell. First column has index 0. $column


Returns timestamp or error message.


Reads a number value from a cell.


Read cell as date:

MBS( "XL.Sheet.CellReadDate"; $bookRef; 0; $row; 0)

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Created 6th February 2015, last changed 6th February 2015

XL.Sheet.CellReadComments - XL.Sheet.CellReadDates