Converting a .CSV format to a 97-2003 .XLS format

Posted on 2007-03-21
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Is there a VB script where i can take a .csv file and convert it to a MS Excel 97-2003 .xls format?  I want to automate the process of opening a .csv file in Excel, doing the save as, selecting "Microsoft Excel 97-Excel 2003 &5.0/95 Workbook (*.xls)" and saving.  Is this possible?
Question by:rortiz77
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samopal earned 500 total points
ID: 18767460
dim oEx
set oEx=Createobject("Excel.Application")
oEx.Workbooks.Open "C:\Test\Book1.csv"
oEx.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs "C:\Test\Book1csv.xls", -4143, , , False, False

Author Comment

ID: 18770833
Samopal....your a rock star!!! Thanks  B^)

Author Comment

ID: 18770925
Hmmm...don't supposed you have another trick up your sleeve.  The sever doesn't have MS-Excel installed so it can't find the needed files.  I get error:

"ActiveX component Can't create object: 'Excel.Application'
Code: 800A01AD
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error"

Expert Comment

ID: 18773459
If you want to convert your file to Excel, you should have Excel installed - I cannot see any other way.

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