Set Cell Value

This action can be used to set the value of a specific Excel cell.



  • Excel Document: file name for the target Excel document.

  • WorkSheet: name of the target worksheet within the target Excel document

  • Row: the row index of the target cell

  • Column: the column index of the target cell.


  • Value: a regular C# expression that is evaluated. The result is stored in the target Excel cell.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Set exchange rate in a cell and use it as an absolute address in other calculations

  • Perform a calculation (e.g. sum, average, etc.) in the specified cell

  • Copy a table from a different source and paste it in an excel file

Examples of Using Set Cell Value


In this example, the robot will access an Excel file, change a value, and then close the Excel file.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Set Cell Value activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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