How to convert HTML file to Excel in Classic ASP

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to convert Excel files in Classic ASP. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for COM+

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Classic ASP

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Verify if EasyXLS is registered

Check if EasyXLS component is present in Component Services.

Step 3: Run ASP code that converts HTML file to Excel

Execute the following ASP code that converts HTML file to Excel.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

' Tutorial 40
' This tutorial shows how to convert HTML file to Excel in Classic ASP. The
' HTML file generated by Tutorial 31 is imported, some data is modified
' and after that is exported as Excel file.

response.write("Tutorial 40<br>")

' Create an instance of the class used to import/export Excel files
Set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Import HTML file
response.write("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial31.html<br>")
if (workbook.easy_LoadHTMLFile_2("C:\Samples\Tutorial31.html")) then

    ' Set worksheet name
    workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).setSheetName("First tab")

    ' Add new worksheet and add some data in cells (optional step)
    workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("Second tab")
    Set xlsTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).easy_getExcelTable()
    xlsTable.easy_getCell_2("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial40")

    for column=0 to 4
        xlsTable.easy_getCell(1, column).setValue("Data " & (column + 1))

    ' Export Excel file
    response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial40 - convert HTML to Excel.xlsx<br>")
    workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial40 - convert HTML to Excel.xlsx")

    ' Confirm conversion of HTML to Excel
    if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
        response.write("File successfully created.")
        response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
    end if
    response.write("Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial31.html")
end if

' Dispose memory

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

EasyXLS Excel components:

Excel Library for Classic ASP
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365