We want to write a parameter to a sheet, but keep control over the area used. When one uses the top left cell for the range, cells to the right and down are cleared. If one specifies a range, it may be too large or too small. The code below creates a range that is sized exactly. The example also demonstrated the usage of xlstalk, which was introduced in distribution 22.8
*create the data we want to write set i /i1*i20/ j /j1*j5/; parameter A(i,j); loop((i,j), A(i,j) = 10 * Ord(i) + Ord(j); ); execute_unload 'pv.gdx', A; * make set R and C as large as you need sets r / 1*10000 /, c / a*zz /, cstart(c,r), cend(c,r); *clear in case the code is reused option clear=cstart, clear=cend; * below we assume you want to use cell D3 as top left corner * and calculate the lower right corner and write both * values to a parameter file for gdxxrw cstart('D','3') = yes; loop(cstart(c,r), cend(c+Card(j),r+Card(i)) = cstart(c,r) ); file pv /pv.txt/; put pv; loop(cstart(c,r), put c.tl:0, r.tl:0 ); put ':'; loop(cend(c,r), put c.tl:0, r.tl:0); putclose; * note: xlstalk is new for the 22.8 release (save/close the file and open file) execute 'xlstalk.exe -s pv.xls'; execute 'gdxxrw pv.gdx o=pv.xls par=A firstname.lastname@example.org cdim=1 rdim=1'; execute 'xlstalk.exe -o pv.xls'