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How do I change the code I have to open an existing excel temple I have saved

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I want to open an existing excel template I have so I can enter some values from my database into the active sheet.

  oXL := CreateOleObject('Excel.Application');
  oXL.Visible := True;

  // Get a new workbook
  oWB := oXL.Workbooks.Add;
  oSheet := oWB.ActiveSheet;

How can I change the line oXL.Workbooks.Add for my standard .xls file
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oxl.WorkBooks.Open('C:\Test.xls');
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by:mikelittlewood
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ah fantastic ... thought it might be something really easy ... still trying to understand automation, this is only my first attempt  :)
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by:mikelittlewood
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In fact while I have your attention :)

if I wanted to place my template doc in the same folder as my delphi app, do I still have to use c:\<Filename> or is there a standard string I can use to say "Look in application directory"
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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ExtractFilePath(Application.exename)

Return the path including the backslash so

oxl.WorkBooks.Open(ExtractFilePath(Application.exename) +'Test.xls');
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All works a treat .. thx for your help
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glad to have helped you :)
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