Open Workbook Action
<AMEXCELOPENWORKBOOK WORKBOOK="text" SESSIONNAME="text" VISIBLE="yes/no">
Opens a Microsoft Excel workbook and attaches a session name for use in other Excel actions.
To open an existing Microsoft Excel document and create an associated session for manipulating it. This action is only useful in conjunction with the other Excel actions found in AutoMate.
IMPORTANT: The Excel actions in AutoMate use the Microsoft Excel automation engine to perform their work. Because of this, Microsoft Excel must be licensed and installed on the system to use the Excel actions.
Specifies the name of the Excel file that should be opened.
Specifies the session name to identify this document in subsequent Excel steps. This allows several Excel files to be open simultaneously. If only working with one document at a time, this value should not be changed from it's default.
When enabled, specifies that when working with the workbook the Microsoft Excel Window will not be displayed (processing will occur in the background). Usually this option should be left unchecked when building/debugging, but enabled for production.
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
More on setting custom step description
This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
More on Error Handling Options
All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.
More on variables
More on expressions
More on the expression builder
NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMEXCELOPENWORKBOOK WORKBOOK="C:\Temp\Book1.xlsx" />
<AMEXCELSETCELL NEWVALUE="Set this data here" CELLROW="1" CELLCOLUMN="1">
<AMEXCELSETCELL NEWVALUE="and this here" CELLROW="2" CELLCOLUMN="1">