Solved

Writing a WSS 3.0 web service to read excel files from a document library

Posted on 2009-07-15
3
307 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have a document library where a bunch of Excel files all in the same format, and I want to be able to write a script or a web service that will read in each file, then iterate through certain rows and columns and extract data.  Is this possible?   I have visual studio 2008 standard and use sharepoint wss 3.0
0
Comment
Question by:rmicone
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:chinu1310
chinu1310 earned 62 total points
ID: 24868348
Hi,

Please check the post made by Yugal on the following thread.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sharepointdevelopment/thread/5b5c96d4-17fb-42ad-8c30-e184fe26c5ef

If you have excel service running you can take advantage of it and use it as below.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms519100.aspx

Hope it helps
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:rmicone
ID: 24942775
Hi thanks for the reply,

I don't have MOSS2007 so Excel services is not possible, but thank you for that link.
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Ted Bouskill earned 63 total points
ID: 25000073
You'd have to write a console application using the Sharepoint API (that can only run on the Sharepoint server) to do this.  Download the WSS SDK for more information.

You could try using a console application that uses the web service to access the list but it's slow and might not have all the features you need.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
Do you use a spreadsheet like Microsoft's Excel?  Have you ever wanted to link out to a non excel file on your computer or network drive?  This is the way I found to do it!
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question