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tinkerz1
Contributor II

Launching an Excel File from a button

Hi,

I am trying to start excel from a button using the 'Launch' Action

Application:                         Excel.exe

Filename:                            History Charts.xls

Working Directory:               \\Root\dir1\ABC DEF\

How do I cope with the spaces to open the file, excel launches but cant find the file.

\\Root\dir1\ABC DEF\History Charts.xls

Thanks


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a_mullick
Contributor III

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Try double quotes around the file name.

Thanks,

Azam

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a_mullick
Contributor III

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Try double quotes around the file name.

Thanks,

Azam

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Not applicable

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

use text box to test

in action tab ----> add action --> external--> Launch --> then browse the excel file

it will work take a look

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Support
Support

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Hi,

You can try "\\Root\dir1\ABC DEF\History Charts.xls"

Bill

Bill - Designated Support Engineer at Qlik
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Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

I think the issue is with the filename because it have space in it ....

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tinkerz1
Contributor II

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Yes the space is causing issues.

Qlikview wants to load as

History.xls

and

Charts.xls

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tinkerz1
Contributor II

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

  This worked

"History Charts.xlsx"

I dont understand why sometimes single quotes and others doubles???

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a_mullick
Contributor III

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Hi,

See if this helps...

QlikView Quoteology

Azam

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Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

If you have got the answer please mark the correct answer and close this thread

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Samri
New Contributor II

Re: Launching an Excel File from a button

Hello, I am new to Qliksense, and I want to know if it's possible to open an excel file using a button. I have the information that it's possible to do that in Qlikview, but I want to know if it's possible to do that in Qliksense.
If it is possible, how can I do that?
Thank you in advance!

Regards,