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Excel 2007 Open XML File, change linked image paths

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change linked image paths in excel 2007 Open XML Files with AutoIt and 7-zip:

#include <File.au3>

;Change this
Local $sFind = "C:\Users\MyUserName\Documents\MyImageFolder\My%20Image1.png"
Local $sReplace = "C:\Users\ANOTHERUSERNAME\Documents\AnotherImageFolder\My%20Image1.png"

Local Const $sMessage = "Directory to change excel image paths"
Local $sFileSelectFolder = FileSelectFolder($sMessage, "")
Local $sTempDir = @ScriptDir & "\testdir"

;Required 7-zip
Local $PathZipProgram = @ProgramFilesDir & "\7-Zip\"
If Not(FileExists($PathZipProgram & "\7z.exe")) Then
  MsgBox(16, "", "7z.exe not found in path " & $PathZipProgram)
  Exit
EndIf

;look for excel files in selected directory and all subdirectories
Local $SFileList = _FileListToArrayRec($sFileSelectFolder, "*.xls.;*.xlsm", $FLTAR_FILES, $FLTAR_RECUR, $FLTAR_NOSORT, $FLTAR_FULLPATH)
If Not @error Then
  For $i = 1 To $SFileList[0]
    DirRemove($sTempDir, 1)
    ;use x command to keep the folder stucture, -aoa Overwrite All existing files without prompt, use -r to unzip the subfolders from the zip file
    RunWait('"' & $PathZipProgram & '7z.exe" x -aoa -r "' & $SFileList[$i] & '" -o"' & $sTempDir & '" -y', $PathZipProgram, @SW_HIDE)
    __ReplaceImagePaths($sTempDir, $sFind, $sReplace)
    RunWait('"' & $PathZipProgram & '7z.exe" a -r "' & $SFileList[$i] & '" "' & $sTempDir & '\*" -tzip -y', $PathZipProgram, @SW_HIDE)
  Next
Else
  MsgBox(16, "Error", "No files were found in the folder specified.")
EndIf

DirRemove($sTempDir, 1)

Func __ReplaceImagePaths($sTempDir, $sFind, $sReplace)
   ;List all files with .xml.rels extension in the directory \xl\drawings\_rels
   Local $aFileList = _FileListToArray($sTempDir & "\xl\drawings\_rels", "*.xml.rels", 1, True)
   If @error = 1 Then
      ;MsgBox (0, "", "Path was invalid")
      SplashTextOn("Title", "Path was invalid", -1, -1, -1, -1, 1, "", 24)
      Sleep(2000)
      SplashOff()
      Exit
   EndIf

   If @error = 4 Then
      ;MsgBox (0, "No files", "No files were found")
      SplashTextOn("Title", "No files were found", -1, -1, -1, -1, 1, "", 24)
      Sleep(2000)
      SplashOff()
      Exit
   EndIf

   Local $iRetval
   ;Loop through the array
   For $i = 1 To $aFileList[0]
      $iRetval = _ReplaceStringInFile($aFileList[$i], $sFind, $sReplace)
   Next
EndFunc

 

Some references:

EDITED:

Note: it seems that if User Account Control (UAC) is enabled then 7zip is unable to overwrite the destination file (using the same name).

In this case, a possible solution would be to rename the original excel file before (see _PathSplit in help file).

In my case i prefer just to disable UAC

Edited by robertocm
issue found with UAC enabled blocking 7zip overwrite of destination file

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