Workbook.XmlImportXml Method (Excel)

Imports an XML data stream that has been previously loaded into memory. Excel uses the first qualifying map found or if the destination range is specified, Excel will automatically list the data.


expression. XmlImportXml( _Data_ , _ImportMap_ , _Overwrite_ , _Destination_ )

expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Data Required String The data to import.
ImportMap Required XmlMap The schema map to apply when importing the file.
Overwrite Optional Variant If a value is not specified for the Destination parameter, then this parameter specifies whether or not to overwrite data that has been mapped to the schema map specified in the ImportMap parameter. Set to True to overwrite the data or False to append the new data to the existing data. The default value is True . If a value is specified for the Destination parameter, then this parameter specifies whether or not to overwrite existing data. Set to True to overwrite existing data or False to cancel the import if data would be overwritten. The default value is True .
Destination Optional Variant Specifies the range where the list will be created. Excel only uses the top left corner of the range.

Return Value



| XlXmlImportResult can be one of the following XlXmlImportResult constants.| | xlXmlImportElementsTruncated . The contents of the specified XML data file have been truncated because the XML data file is too large for the worksheet.| | xlXmlImportSuccess . The XML data file was successfully imported.| | xlXmlImportValidationFailed . The data being imported failed schema validation, but was imported anyway.|

Don't specify a value for the Destination parameter if you want to import data into an existing mapping.

The following conditions will cause the XmlImport method to generate run-time errors:

  • The specified XML data contains syntax errors.

  • The import process was cancelled because the specified data cannot fit into the worksheet.

  • If no qualifying maps are found and the destination range was not specified.

Use the XMLImport method of the Workbook object to import an XML data file into the current workbook.

See also

Workbook Object