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locutus243

Hiya guys,

I've had a search for the answer on the forum but can only find limited help.

I'm looking to open a tab delimited txt file in Excel. I have tried using the _ExcelBookOpen function but it throws out an error each time I run the script.

I was wondering if there was any alternative such as using Run or ExecuteShell to open the file with Excel...or if anybody knew how to solve the problems I've having with _ExcelBookOpen...here is the message I get:

Line 189

If $sPassword = "" And $sWritePassword = "" Then .WorkBooks.Open($sFilePath, Default, $fReadOnly)

If $sPassword = "" And $sWritePassword = "" Then .WorkBooks.Open($sFilePath, Default, $fReadOnly)^ERROR

Error: The requested action with this object has failed.

Thanks for your help

Mark

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water

Can you give an example how you specify $sFilePath? You have to specify the full filepath & filename e.g. C:temptest.txt not just test.txt.


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locutus243

Thanks Water, that was the problem. Much appreciated.

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