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Contributor II
Contributor II

Function execute in load script: Error message

I am trying to run a VBA macro in my script like this: (See below)


Trace #<< Text >>#;
EXECUTE CMD.EXE /c del "File.xlsx";          //Remove a temp file in office
Let vExecute = 'ExecuteExl_an()';                //Call excel

But I receive the following error even BEFORE the "Trace" script command is executed:

  Script line error:


And just after the EXECUTE line the following error:

Script line error:

End Sub 

I am not sure why a SUB error will occur at this point.


The macro:


Let vExecute = 'ExecuteExl_an()';

The VBA code is executed via a Function:

Function ExecuteExl_an()
Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

objExcel.Visible = True

Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(Path)

objWorkbook.Application.Run "Macro"

Set xlBook = Nothing
Set xlApp = Nothing
End Function


2 Replies
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

It's not quite clear for me where do you want to do what but I think it's not possible in this way. Your error-message comes probably through the parser which detects invalid code/syntax, like the missing function return-value or that you put the function within the script and not within the macro-editor.

Beside this you couldn't call an ActiveX statement like "CreateObject" within the script-run because the for this required features/libraries aren't available in the script else only if the datamodel is built and an UI for the application exists.

What you could instead do is to call a batch-file per EXECUTE which does all the wanted work. Here an example what is meant: Run-Excel-from-QMC 

- Marcus

Support (Former)
Support (Former)

The following Help link should provide further information along the lines Marcus was discussing along with an example.  If you are just trying to detele a Temp file though, why not simply make a call to system Delete function via Cmd.exe /c Delete filename...



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