Hiding Excel Sheets from a Script Task - SQL Server Integration Services

In SQL Server Integration Services, the Script Task allows you to code in VB.NET. However, you're not allow to set references to COM objects, including the Excel object model. The following code provides a example of a work-around. The key is the CreateComObjectFromProgId function. Be sure to set Option Strict Off in the module where you use this code.

Public Sub Main()

    Dim app As Object


        app = CreateComObjectFromProgId("Excel.Application")

        If app IsNot Nothing Then

            Dim wbk As Object = app.Workbooks.Open("C:\Data\ExcelTest.xls")

            If wbk IsNot Nothing Then

                Dim sheet As Object = wbk.Sheets("Sheet3")

                If sheet IsNot Nothing Then

                    sheet.Visible = 0 '0 = hidden

                End If

            End If

        End If

    Catch ex As Exception


    End Try

    Dts.TaskResult = Dts.Results.Success

End Sub

Private Function CreateComObjectFromProgId(ByVal progId As String) As Object

    Dim oType As Type = Type.GetTypeFromProgID(progId)

    If oType Is Nothing Then
        Return Nothing
        Return Activator.CreateInstance(oType)
    End If

End Function