How to convert XML spreadsheet 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 XML spreadsheet to Excel

Execute the following ASP code that converts XML spreadsheet file to Excel.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

' Tutorial 41
' This tutorial shows how to convert XML spreadsheet to Excel in Classic ASP. The
' XML Spreadsheet generated by Tutorial 32 is imported, some data is modified
' and after that is exported as Excel file.

response.write("Tutorial 41<br>")

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

' Import XML Spreadsheet file
response.write("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml<br>")
if (workbook.easy_LoadXMLSpreadsheetFile_2("C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml")) then

    ' Get the table of data from the second sheet and add some data in cells (optional step)
    Set xlsTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).easy_getExcelTable()
    xlsTable.easy_getCell_2("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial41")

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

    ' Export Excel file
    response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx<br>")
    workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx")

    ' Confirm conversion of XML Spreadsheet 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\Tutorial32.xml")
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