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# [Solved] Excel.au3 UDF help

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Hi All,

I am trying to use the Excel.au3 UDF to process an Excel file, just to read from it. However, I cannot open the file at all. @error was set to 1. This is on a Windows 2003 Server machine without office installed. I have tried it on another machine, Win 7 with office 2010 installed and it runs fine. Am I missing something on the other machine? Does it require Office installed or am I missing some DLLs?

I cannot even do ObjCreate("Excel.Application")

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To read an Excel file using the Excel UDF you have to have Excel installed on the machine where you want to runt he script.

IIRC there is another UDF available that lets you read the XML version of Excel files (.xlsx) without having Excel installed.

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To read an Excel file using the Excel UDF you have to have Excel installed on the machine where you want to runt he script.

IIRC there is another UDF available that lets you read the XML version of Excel files (.xlsx) without having Excel installed.

Hi, thanks for the quick reply. Do you know which UDF. I can't seem to find it in the help. Is it part of the AutoIt release?

Cheers,

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Search engine not working for you? A very brief forum search turned up not one, but two topics on this matter

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Search engine not working for you? A very brief forum search turned up not one, but two topics on this matter

Hi, Cheers for that. Did a search for Excel and those two did not come up. Also did a search for xlsx instead of xml. Silly me.

However those UDFs do not provide reading abilities. All I want is to be able to read from the XML file and extract info from it to be used. Guess I can reverse engineer the writing of 2d array to excel and workout the other way around.

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Try this one, it reads an xlsx file without needing to have Excel installed.

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Try this one, it reads an xlsx file without needing to have Excel installed.

Can't get to the attachment. Have PM'd the author.

Cheers,

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Can't get to the attachment. Have PM'd the author.

Cheers,

The UDF is posted in the first post on that thread, running the both of them through WinMerge, there's a difference in spaces and some comment removed but other than that they appear to be the same.

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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The UDF is posted in the first post on that thread, running the both of them through WinMerge, there's a difference in spaces and some comment removed but other than that they appear to be the same.

I've been in contact with the author. I detected a small error which is fixed in the latest version. Basically, it wont read standard numerical entries, only if they are hyperlinks and/or coloured in the same maner as hyperlinks.

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I've decided to use adodb to read the xls and xlsx files. Need to handle xls for legacy stuff and most of our customers still run Office 2003.

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