How to import data from Excel to List in Classic ASP

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to import 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: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 4: Run ASP code that imports data from Excel to List

Execute the following ASP code that imports from Excel to List.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

' Tutorial 34
' This tutorial shows how to import Excel to List in Classic ASP. The data
' is imported from the active sheet of the Excel file (the Excel file
' generated in Tutorial 09).

response.write("Tutorial 34<br>")

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

' Import Excel file to List
response.write("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx<br><br>")
Set rows = workbook.easy_ReadXLSXActiveSheet_AsList("C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx")

' Confirm import of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    ' Display imported List values
    for rowIndex = 0 to rows.size() - 1
        Set row = rows.elementAt(rowIndex)
        for cellIndex = 0 to row.size - 1
            response.write("At row " & (rowIndex + 1) & ", column " & (cellIndex + 1) & _
                                " the value is '" & row.elementAt(cellIndex) & "'<br>")
    response.Write("Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xls " & 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 Reader for Classic ASP
COM+ version to read and import Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

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