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Specialist II
Specialist II

Load excel files from web

Hi,

I need to load a excel file from the web.The web page has folders under some excel files are there and i need to get that files. Could you please tell me the way?

Thanks,

Siva

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MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

In the script editor click on the Web files button. Then paste the url to the excel file into the Internet File field. Just follow the wizard to create the load statement. It will look something like this example:

LOAD Product,

     Region,

     Sales,

     SalesPerson,

     [Transaction Date],

     SalesP2

FROM

[http://community.qlik.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/303669-53923/salestodate.xls]

(biff, embedded labels, table is [Sheet1$]);


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Specialist II
Specialist II

Hi Gysbert,

Thanks

I did the same but after giving URL next it showing cannot read Biff kinda error.

Is this because of password protected file?

-Siva

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Protected excel-files couldn't read, but there are workarounds - see here:

http://community.qlik.com/thread/13917?start=15&tstart=0

or per externe batch like this:

SET vCSCRIPT = 'c:\windows\system32\cscript.exe';

EXECUTE $(vCSCRIPT) "D:\OpenProtectExcelAndSaveUnprotect.vbs";

- Marcus