How to set file properties for Excel file in Classic ASP

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export 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 .NET

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 sets custom and details properties for Excel file

Execute the following ASP code that sets the document properties of an Excel file, properties like subject, manager and a custom property.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="FileProperty.inc" -->

' Tutorial 33
' This tutorial shows how to set document properties for Excel file in Classic ASP,
' like 'Subject' property for summary information, 'Manager' property for
' document summary information and a custom property.

response.Write("Tutorial 33<br>")

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
Set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Create a worksheet

' Set the 'Subject' document property
workbook.getSummaryInformation().setSubject("This is the subject")

' Set the 'Manager' document property
workbook.getDocumentSummaryInformation().setManager("This is the manager")

' Set a custom document property
workbook.getDocumentSummaryInformation().setCustomProperty "PropertyName", VT_NUMBER, "4"

' Export Excel file
response.Write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial33 - Excel file properties.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial33 - Excel file properties.xlsx")

' Confirm export of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    response.Write("File successfully created.")
    response.Write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
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
Excel Writer for Classic ASP
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019