I would to run some Excel Macro actions on top of an EasyMorph Project.
The reason for this is improving the user output (like formatting headers, adding a pivot table for a specific sheet, etc).
I’m thinking of doing this from PowerShell as the final action of the project, as I need to know some of the project’s properties from parameters etc (ex: I need to know it’s sheet 4 that I want to do a pivot table from, or know that it’s column 5 to put color or a subtotal on)
An old post, but something I’m working on now - running Excel VBA as a post-process to EasyMorph. I plugged in the above into a PowerShell action, replacing the path to the Excel file and the macro name (and removed the “$param1” assignment line and “$param1” reference within the macro call ($excel.Run) as I don’t need them…right now.). I result in a “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error. Ideas? Thanks much, Dmitry!
Uploading 2 pics… one ends with “not captured” meaning I set PowerShelll to not capture the error, and the error dialog pops up. The file “captured” is setting PowerShell to log errors - you see the errors listed in the PowerShell Action output.
From an old Excel forum, I grabbed a .vbs file that does the same thing (after I tweaked it for my use). in theory, this should do the same thing - fire up Excel and run the defined macro. I haven’t found how to run a .vbs from EasyMorph. However, if I double-click on it, it runs fine.
So, the chain I have set up is… I have the end .xlsx file with the table I want to format. I have an .xlsm file with the macro to open the .xlsx file and apply the formatting. So, the vbs opens the .xlsm file and runs the macro which opens the “end” file, formats it, and saves & closes it. It works if I double-click the .vbs file.
Any/all help is most appreciated. Long-term though was setting up an Excel “form” for the UI input from the user, which would trigger an EasyMorph workflow, handing off the input from the user. After the workflow runs, the final macro is triggered to format the output.
Is there an example project where this actually works? Would like to play with it to optimize our updating flows as some data is based on pivots in excel that needs updating before we can use the data.