Excel Business project settings enable you to configure multiple properties that are common to Excel activities designed for StudioX globally for your current project.
To configure Excel business project settings:
- Select Project > Project Settings.
- Under Activities Settings, select the Excel Business tab.
- The settings are split into different categories, and each setting has a Run value and a Debug value. Expand the categories to update the desired settings.
You can reset all settings to their default values or copy all values between the debug and production fields using the Bulk Actions drop-down menu at the top of the window.
These settings determine how Excel is started at runtime.
Automation - Excel is started by the automation APIs. This is faster, but not all add-ins load, so it can caused problems if the workbook relies on an add-in to function correctly.
Time to wait for Excel to start
How many seconds to wait for Excel to open the file before generating an error.
These settings determine whether Excel windows are visible during the automation.
Show Excel window
True - Excel files are opened by the project with their windows visible to the user.
Note: If an Excel file is already open, this property is ignored and the visibility setting of the already open Excel instance is used (usually visible).*
Show Excel alerts
True - Excel alerts are displayed to the user during the automation.
Note: This option can't be set to True when the Show Excel window option is set to False.
These settings determine what formatting should be applied to values read from Excel when using the Use Excel File activity.
Default - Use the default formatting returned by Excel.
These settings can be configured individually for each Use Excel File activity by changing the Read Formatting property in the Properties panel.
These settings determine how Excel is accessed at design time, when using the Plus menu.
Excel preview type
Default - Let StudioX decide the preview type to use.
In order to use the UseExcelInstance preview type with the Application launch method, the file must be already open in Excel.
Updated 27 days ago