vbs script throwing errors when trying to create a file

Posted on 2011-03-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
i have found this script and i am trying to run it but i am getting an error, the name of the vbs is parse,vbs and i am running it by pasrs.vbs file.txt, why is it having issues creating the file? ipsec.xls
line 54
Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(FileLoc)
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
Const ForAppending = 8
Dim objFSO,objFile
Dim arrLines
Dim strLine
Dim objExcel,objWorkbook
Dim FileLoc
Dim intRow
Dim objDictionary

FileLoc = "C:\parse\ipsec.xls"

Sub ExcelHeaders()
	Set objRange = objExcel.Range("A1","G1")
	objRange.Font.Size = 12
	objexcel.cells(1,1)="Filter Name"
	objexcel.cells(1,4)="Source Port"
	objexcel.cells(1,5)="Destination Port"
End Sub

Function RegExFind(strText,strPattern)
	Dim regEx
	Dim match, Matches
	Dim arrMatches
	Dim i : i = 0
	Set regEx = New RegExp
	regEx.IgnoreCase = True
	regEx.Global = True
	regEx.Pattern = strPattern
	Set matches = regEx.Execute(strText)
	ReDim arrMatches(Matches.Count)
	For Each match In Matches
		For Each SubMatch In match.Submatches
			arrMatches(i) = Submatch
			i = i + 1
	RegExFind = arrMatches
End Function

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(WScript.Arguments(0),ForReading)

Set objExcel = CreateObject("excel.application")
Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(FileLoc)

objExcel.Visible = True

ExcelHeaders ' Create Excel Headers

rePolicy = "Policy Name\s+:\s(.+)"
reSRCAddr = "Source Address\s+:\s(.+)"
reDSTAddr = "Destination Address\s+:\s(.+)"
reProtocol = "Protocol\s+:\s(.+)"
reSRCPort = "Source Port\s+:\s(.+)"
reDSTPort = "Destination Port\s+:\s(.+)"
reDirection = "Direction\s+:\s(.+)"

strText = objFile.ReadAll

Dim arrPolicy, arrSRCAddr, arrDSTAddr, arrProtocol, arrSRCPort, arrDSTPort, arrDirection

arrPolicy = RegExFind(strText, rePolicy)
arrSRCAddr = RegExFind(strText, reSRCAddr)
arrDSTAddr = RegExFind(strText, reDSTAddr)
arrProtocol = RegExFind(strText, reProtocol)
arrSRCPort = RegExFind(strText, reSRCPort)
arrDSTPort = RegExFind(strText, reDSTPort)
arrDirection = RegExFind(strText, reDirection)

intRow = 2

For i = 0 To UBound(arrPolicy)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,1) = arrPolicy(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,2) = arrSRCAddr(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,3) = arrDSTAddr(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,4) = arrSRCPort(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,5) = arrDSTPort(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,6) = arrProtocol(i)
	objExcel.Cells(introw,7) = arrDirection(i)

	intRow = intRow + 1


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Question by:adamshields
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holthd earned 500 total points
ID: 35194900
Here's a few things I can think of:
A) You managed to get past line 54 in the past. Now another process of excel.exe is holding the file open.
B) 'C:\Parse\ipsec.xls' does not exist
C) The user account the script runs as does not have Read permissions on the file 'C:\Parse\ipsec.xls'

You might want to replace lines 53-54 with the below for a little more reliabilty.

On Error Resume Next
Set objExcel = CreateObject("excel.application")
If (Err.Number <> 0) Then
   Wscript.Echo "Unable to create object Application.Excel"
End If
On Error GoTo 0
Dim strFileFolder : strFileFolder = strReverse(FileLoc)
strFileFolder = Left(strReverse(strFileFolder), Len(strFileFolder)-InStr(strFileFolder, "\"))
If objFSO.FolderExists(strFileFolder) = TRUE Then
   If objFSO.FileExists(FileLoc) = TRUE Then
      Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(FileLoc)
      Wscript.Echo FileLoc & " not found"
   End If
   Wscript.Echo strFileFolder & " not found"
End If

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Author Comment

ID: 35194944
ok well your part of code worked by getting me past the line 54, but i am still getting c:\parse\ipsec.xls does not exist, i manually created the file and still get the same thing, this should be creating the excel file right? i am sure i have access to the specific folder etc...

Author Comment

ID: 35194954
excel is not running under task manager either, thanks for your help

Author Comment

ID: 35195138
well, i have been trying some things and with the first script that i posted, if i change the FileLoc file name to ipsec.txt the script will run, it opens excel and everything, but i get an out of range error, why is it having issues with just the .xls file extension? any ideas?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35195207
for some reason i had to open excel and create/save the file, i was just right clicking in the folder and creating a new excel file

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