vbs failing

  • This vbscript for Excel that opens a pipe delimited file  is failing

    srccsvfile = Wscript.Arguments(0)  
    destxlsfile = Wscript.Arguments(1)

    Set objExcel = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")

    objExcel.Visible = false

    Set objWorkbook = Workbooks.OpenText (srccsvfile, Origin:=xlMSDOS, StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False, Space:=False, Other:=True, OtherChar:="|")

    Set wkbTemp = ActiveWorkbook

    Set objWorksheet1 = objWorkbook.Worksheets(1)

    It's failing on the OpenText line.

    Microsoft VBScript compilation error: Expected ')'

    Any ideas?

  • You have got a lot of problems here chief.  I'm guessing you've copied some VBA code but that wont work the same.

    • The call to Workbooks.OpenText should not be in parentheses.
    • Workbooks.OpenText does not return a workbook so objWorkbook will be nothing.  You should Set objWorkbook = ActiveWorkbook
    • VBScript doesn't support named parameters - you must supply the parameters in the correct positions. E.g. Workbooks.OpenText srccsvfile, xlMSDOS, 1, ....
    • VBScript does not support enumerations, so none of those are set (e.g. xlMSDOS).  You can define their values at the start of the script using "Const xlMSDOS = 2" etc if you want for clarity or just pass the integer values in.  You will have to reference the docs to get the values


  • I switched to just Open with all the parameters and it's working now.

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