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Batch file to open

IBM NetVista
May 4, 2006 at 07:39:01
Specs: Windows 2000 SP4, Pentium 3 512Mb

Hi there,

I need to write some kind of script that will open an excel spreadsheet I have created - at a given date/time (or possibly scheduled weekly)
Can this also be done in the background - without opening MS Excel?

Any help would be gratefully received.
Regards,
Matt



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#1
May 4, 2006 at 10:19:58

A number of things are possible.

But if you want to open a spreadsheet, you need to open it WITH SOMETHING.

There are 3rd party spreadsheet [and database etc] viewers.

The batch file can be pretty simple:

start excel c:\temp\abc.xls

Then schedule it with AT.


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#2
May 4, 2006 at 12:06:40

I think you do not need to specify a program with start. You could use a command like:

start c:\temp\abc.xls

Also, you should have no problem opening it at the desired date/time using the "Scheduled Task" folder (in My computer up to Windows ME/2K, in Control Panel in Windows XP)


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