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Posted on 2009-07-02
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I have a google maps page I am playing with.  I'd like to add a button to the form to launch an XLS file sitting in a remote location.  Is this possible?

I have tried the following without success:

      <script language="JavaScript">
            function startExcel(strFile)  {
                  alert ("startExcel");
                  var myApp = new ActiveXObject("Excel.Application");
                  if (myApp != null) {
                        myApp.Visible = true;
                        myApp.Workbooks.Open(strFile);
                         }
               }
      </script>

Called by:

        <a href="javascript:startExcel('http://myserver.com/test.xls')">Test.xls</a>

Any suggestions to accomplish this task?
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Question by:markp99
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Browser security should prevent using ActiveXObject("Excel.Application") from any web site.

You could try:

<a href="javascript:window.open('http://myserver.com/test.xls','_blank')">Test.xls</a>

But I don't know if that gives you the functionality you need.

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