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Use SAP ByDesign Excel Add-in and Macro

Hello Colleagues,

With this blog post, I would like to explain how we can use SAP ByDesign Excel Add-in in Macro or visual basic. Which would help you to triggers some of the excel add-in feature from macro to automate tasks.

Option Explicit

'Global Variable declarations
Private addin As Object ' the COM object that exposes the ByD addin's functionality
Private newAPI As Boolean ' does the current addin support the "new" API calls?

Private Const SHIPPED_ADDIN_PROGID = "SAPBusinessByDesignExcelAddIn"
Private Const DEBUG_ADDIN_PROGID = "sapExcelAddon"

'Function to find the SAP bydesign Excel Add-in from Installed COM Add-ins
Private Function initialize() As Boolean
    Dim comaddin As comaddin
    For Each comaddin In Application.COMAddIns
        If comaddin.progID = SHIPPED_ADDIN_PROGID And comaddin.Connect Then
            Set addin = comaddin.Object
            'Call your Desired Function
			Dashboard
            initialize = True
            Exit Function
        End If
    Next comaddin

    For Each comaddin In Application.COMAddIns
        If comaddin.progID = DEBUG_ADDIN_PROGID And comaddin.Connect Then
            Set addin = comaddin.Object
            DashBoard
            initialize = True
            Exit Function
        End If
    Next comaddin

    If addin Is Nothing Then
        feedback "addin not found"
        initialize = False
    End If

End Function

'Show the Message box
Sub feedback(text As String)

    Application.StatusBar = text
    'MsgBox text, , "SAP Business ByDesign"
    
End Sub


Sub DashBoard()
	'Determine the SAP ByDesign Excel Addin is installed or not. If already installed, Create object for further process
	initialize
	
	'To refresh the Pivot table after data has been refreshed.
	PivotRefresh
	
	'Show success message once reports and Pivot is refreshed
	feedback ("Success!! All Data has been refreshed in background")
	
	'Switch to the Dashboard Excel Sheet
	Sheets("DashBoard").Activate

End Sub

Private Sub PivotRefresh()
    'To Refresh Specific Pivot table
	Dim pt As PivotTable
	'Select and activate the excel sheet where Pivot table is available
    Sheets("Name of the Excel Sheet where Pivot table is added").Activate
    
	'Select and assign Pivot table to variable
	Set pt = ActiveSheet.PivotTables("Name of the Pivot table")
	
	'to Refresh Single Pivot table
    pt.RefreshTable
	
	
	'To refresh All Pivot tables
	Dim Sheet as WorkSheet, Pivot as PivotTable
	For Each Sheet in ThisWorkbook.WorkSheets
		For Each Pivot in Sheet.PivotTables
			Pivot.RefreshTable
			Pivot.Update
		Next
	Next
	
End Sub

Private Sub DashBoard()

	Dim Reprot1 As Object
    Dim Report2 As Object
    
    On Error Resume Next
'Refresh report 1    
    'Open excel sheet where Report1 is inserted
    Sheets("Sheet1").Activate
	
	'Select the anycell in the report1
    ActiveSheet.Cells("A3").Select
    Set Report1 = addin.FindReport(ActiveCell)
    Report1.Refresh False

'Refresh report 2
	'Open excel sheet where Report2 is inserted
    Sheets("Sheet2").Activate
	
	'Select the anycell in the report1
    ActiveSheet.Cells("A3").Select
    Set Report2 = addin.FindReport(ActiveCell)
    Report2.Refresh False
	
	newAPI = (Err = 0)
    On Error GoTo 0

End Sub

 

This above vb code can be used to refresh the reports using the macro.
If Excel add is not installed, macro will raise the error.

If User has not logged in to the add-in when we try to refresh the report system will prompt user to login first.

In attached file, you can file the some more advance functions as well Such as (read the report parameters,set report parameters etc.)

VB File

Hope this information will help you.
Let me know if there is any feedback/Suggestions.

Regards,
Harshal Vakil

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