Excel and XML: four observations and two bugs

I have been working with Xml files in Excel for some time now, and thought it is time to share some observations.

Create Xml from Schema

In this post I describe a tool to create an Xml file from a schema (Xsd) using VBA and the DOM and SOM objects of the Microsoft XML library MSXML version 6.

Get XPaths from workbook – update

In Get XPath objects from Excel workbook I described a method to retrieve all mapped XPaths from a workbook. In this post I describe another method, using the Worksheet.XmlMapQuery function. It’s simpler, and faster.

Sepa Direct Debits: from Excel to Pain

Europe is preparing for SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area. One of the SEPA goals is to replace all national direct debit standards by one XML based SEPA standard by 1 February 2014. This article shows how to create such an Xml file from Excel, without scripting.

Get XPath objects from Excel workbook

When working with XML enabled workbooks the relevant objects and properties are easy to retrieve. Unfortunately a workbook has no built-in collection of XPath objects. How can we get a list of all XPath objects in a workbook?