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Insert Column in BOM Table Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a part number column in a BOM table.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Drawing must be open and contain a BOM table.

' 2. BOM table must be selected (right-click the BOM

'    table, select Select, and select Table)


' Postconditions: A part number column is inserted at the end of the

' existing the BOM table.


Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim SelMgr As Object

Dim theTableAnnotation As SldWorks.TableAnnotation

Dim SelObjType As Long

Dim TableAnnotationType As Long


Sub DisplayTableColumnProps(theTableAnnotation As Object)


    Dim ColCount As Long

    Dim i As Long

    Dim ColType As swTableColumnTypes_e

    Dim ColTitle As String


    Debug.Print "Col#"; vbTab; "Type"; vbTab; "Title"

    ColCount = theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount

    For i = 0 To ColCount - 1

        ColType = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnType(i)

        ColTitle = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnTitle(i)

        Debug.Print i; vbTab; ColType; vbTab; ColTitle

    Next i


End Sub



Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set SelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager


    SelObjType = SelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)

    If SelObjType <> swSelANNOTATIONTABLES Then

        MsgBox "Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example."


    End If


    Set theTableAnnotation = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    TableAnnotationType = theTableAnnotation.Type

    If TableAnnotationType <> swTableAnnotation_BillOfMaterials Then

        MsgBox "Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example."


    End If


    Debug.Print "Table before inserting a column..."

    ' Display table before inserting a column

    DisplayTableColumnProps theTableAnnotation



    ' Insert new column

    boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.InsertColumn2(swTableItemInsertPosition_Last, 0, "New Column", swInsertColumn_DefaultWidth)

    boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.SetColumnType(theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount - 1, swBomTableColumnType_PartNumber)


    Debug.Print " "

    Debug.Print "Table after inserting a column..."

    ' Display table after inserting a column

    DisplayTableColumnProps theTableAnnotation


End Sub

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