Workbook.SaveAsXMLData method (Excel)

Exports the data that has been mapped to the specified XML schema map to an XML data file.


expression.SaveAsXMLData (FileName, Map)

expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
FileName Required String A string that indicates the name of the file to be saved. You can include a full path; if you don't, Microsoft Excel saves the file in the current folder.
Map Required XmlMap The schema map to apply to the data.


This method results in a run-time error if Excel cannot export data with the specified schema map. To check whether Excel can use the specified schema map to export data, use the IsExportable property.


The following example verifies that Excel can use the schema map Customer to export data, and then exports the data mapped to the Customer schema map to a file named Customer Data.xml.

Sub ExportAsXMLData() 
 Dim objMapToExport As XmlMap 
 Set objMapToExport = ActiveWorkbook.XmlMaps("Customer") 
 If objMapToExport.IsExportable Then 
 ActiveWorkbook.SaveAsXMLData "Customer Data.xml", objMapToExport 
 MsgBox "Cannot use " & objMapToExport.Name & _ 
 "to export the contents of the worksheet to XML data." 
 End If 
End Sub

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