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I am trying to close an excel file that was not opened with _Excel_Open.  How do I found the excel application object?  I'm new and I am used to files and folders names, so an 'object' is new to me.  I have the info too and simply spy, but I don't know which info is the object name/string.  In the example from help doc's I see the code below and I tried justin pasting it into Scite.

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Local $oExcel1 = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
; Close the Excel instance which was not opened by _Excel_Open
; (will still be running because it was not opened by _Excel_Open)
_Excel_Close($oExcel1)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_Close Example 1", "Error closing the Excel application." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
Sleep(2000)
Local $aProcesses = ProcessList("Excel.exe")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_Close Example 1", "Function ended successfully." & @CRLF & @CRLF & $aProcesses[0][0] & " Excel instance(s) still running.")
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@JNutt again, doing a little research will help you with these questions early on. AutoIt has a full range of Excel capabilities, all outlined in the help file. If you look at _Excel_BookAttach, you will see an example of attaching to a workbook object so you can then manipulate it as needed.

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On 3/22/2018 at 12:53 PM, JLogan3o13 said:

I'm confused on how to reference the an Excel workbook that isn't open with _Excel_Open.  In the example for _Excel_BookAttach there is a variable set to a file, then a variable set to _Excel_Open and then a varialbe set to  _Excel_BookOpen wich references/calls the file and the _Excel_Open function.  In the code below I tried just using the workbook file name, but no luck.

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; Attach to the first Workbook where the file path matches
$oWorkbook = _Excel_BookAttach("sheet1.xlsx")

_Excel_Close($oWorkbook)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_Close Example 1", "Error closing the Excel application." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
Sleep(2000)
Local $aProcesses = ProcessList("Excel.exe")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Excel UDF: _Excel_Close Example 1", "Function ended successfully." & @CRLF & @CRLF & $aProcesses[0][0] & " Excel instance(s) still running.")

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