Productivity Activities
Last updated Jul 9, 2024

Write Cell


Enters a text or a formula in a cell. The activity can be used with an Excel file selected for a parent Use Excel File activity or with the Project Notebook.

To learn how to use this activity, see:

Configuring the Activity

In the Body of the Activity
  • What to write - Click Plus on the right side of the field and then, from the menu, select what to enter in the cell:

    • Data from the Project Notebook, a parent Excel file or Outlook account. For example, select a cell in an Excel file to copy the value from that cell, or a field from the email selected in Outlook when the project is executed to copy its contents.
    • Use Saved Value - Select a value that you previously saved for later use in the project.
    • Text - Enter a text in the Text Builder. If you enter an Excel formula, for example =A2+B2, the formula is entered in the cell.
    • Number - Enter a numeric value.
    • Ask when run - Prompt for a value when the project is executed.
    • Open in Advanced Editor - Enter a VB expression.
  • Where to write - Click Plus docs image on the right side of the field and then, from the menu, select an Excel file and a named cell where to enter the data, or select Indicate in Excel to indicate directly from the file. Alternatively, you can select Custom Input to enter a cell address manually, or Open in Advanced Editor to enter a VB expression.
  • Auto increment row - Select this option if the activity is inside a For Each and you want relative cell references (references without $) to increase the row number with each iteration. This works if the activity is added inside one of the following activities: Excel For Each Row, For Each Email, For Each File in Folder, or Repeat Number of Times.
Properties Panel


  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel.


  • See Where to write in the body of the activity.


  • See What to write in the body of the activity.


  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.


  • See Auto increment row in the body of the activity.
  • Configuring the Activity

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