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Queries the text of a sheet in a workbook.

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XL 3.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.Sheet.GetText"; bookRef; Index { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
Index The index of the sheet you want to query text. Value can be 0 to XL.Book.SheetCount-1. $index
Flags Various flags.
Whether to return formulas as text.
If you pass 1 here, the formulas will be returned instead of their result.
Add 2 to return rich text cells as rich text instead of plain text.
0 Optional


Returns text of sheet.


Queries the text of a sheet in a workbook.
Numbers are formatted as floating point numbers with dot as decimal separator.
Boolean values are returned as FALSE or TRUE.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd May 2023

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