EasyXLS

How to read XLS file 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 .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 reads XLS file

Execute the following ASP code that imports an XLS file.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<%
'============================================================================
' Tutorial 37
'
' This tutorial shows how to read an Excel XLS file in Classic ASP
' (the XLS file generated by Tutorial 28 as base template), modify
' some data and save it to another XLS file (Tutorial37 - read XLS file.xls).
'============================================================================

response.write("Tutorial 37<br>")
response.write("----------<br>")

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

' Read XLS file
response.write("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial28.xls<br>")
if (workbook.easy_LoadXLSFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial28.xls")) then

    ' Get the table of data for the second worksheet
    Set xlsSecondTable = workbook.easy_getSheet("Second tab").easy_getExcelTable()

    ' Write some data to the second sheet
    xlsSecondTable.easy_getCell_2("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial37")

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

    ' Export the new XLS file
    response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial37 - read XLS file.xls<br>")
    workbook.easy_WriteXLSFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial37 - read XLS file.xls")

    ' Confirm export of Excel file
    if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
        response.write("File successfully created.")
    else
        response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
    end if
else
    response.write("Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial28.xls ")
    response.write(workbook.easy_getError())
end if

' Dispose memory
workbook.Dispose
%>

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:

.NET
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 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT