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PHP script to run excel macro - parse error

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How do I fix this parse error?  

I am getting a parse error on Line 3 and I cannot figure out what the problem is.  Please assist.

Thanks!
<?php 

// set up excel 

$excel = new COM(”excel.application”) or die(”Unable to instantiate excel”); 

// run Excel silently, since we don’t want dialog boxes popping up in the background 

$excel->DisplayAlerts = false; 

// open up Excel file and select the first sheet, which contains the inputs 

$excel->Workbooks->Open(”/Documents/model.xls”); 

$book = $excel->ActiveWorkbook; 

$sheets = $book->Sheets; 

$sheet = $book->Worksheets(1); 

  

// input stuff into excel spreadsheet 

for ($i = 0; $i < count($_POST[input]); $i++) { 

$cell = $sheet->Cells(1, $i + 1); 

$cell->Activate; 

$cell->value = $input[$i]; 

} 

  

// run macro 

$excel->Run(”runModel”); 

  

// save spreadsheet 

$book->SaveAs(”/Documents/model.xls”); 

  

// quit Excel and clean up 

$book->Close(false); 

unset($sheets); 

$excel->Workbooks->Close(); 

unset($book); 

$excel->Quit; 

unset($excel); 

<?php 

// set up excel 

$excel = new COM(”excel.application”) or die(”Unable to instantiate excel”); 

// run Excel silently, since we don’t want dialog boxes popping up in the background 

$excel->DisplayAlerts = false; 

// open up Excel file and select the first sheet, which contains the inputs 

$excel->Workbooks->Open(”/Documents/model.xls”); 

$book = $excel->ActiveWorkbook; 

$sheets = $book->Sheets; 

$sheet = $book->Worksheets(1); 

  

// input stuff into excel spreadsheet 

for ($i = 0; $i < count($_POST[input]); $i++) { 

$cell = $sheet->Cells(1, $i + 1); 

$cell->Activate; 

$cell->value = $input[$i]; 

} 

  

// run macro 

$excel->Run(”runModel”); 

  

// save spreadsheet 

$book->SaveAs(”/Documents/model.xls”); 

  

// quit Excel and clean up 

$book->Close(false); 

unset($sheets); 

$excel->Workbooks->Close(); 

unset($book); 

$excel->Quit; 

unset($excel); 



?>

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Question by:rlb1
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by:rlb1
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Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /mnt/target02/347537/www.********.net/web/content/phpexcelscript.php on line 3
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Repalce all the occurebnce of the

$excel = new COM(”excel.application”) or die(”Unable to instantiate excel”);

”   With this   " .

You are using a double quotes used in MS office application.

$excel = new COM("excel.application") or die("Unable to instantiate excel");

Hope this helps

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by:Prograministrator
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Hello,

You wrote your code with non-standard encoding for php, this (”) double quotes can't parsed normally with php.
To fix this problem, in your editor or IDE save your file with utf8 encoding.

Note :
I'm not talking about page's display encoding, but I'm talking about source code encoding.
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