How to convert XML spreadsheet file to Excel in VBScript

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to convert Excel files in VBS. 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 VBS

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 VBS code that converts XML spreadsheet to Excel

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

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

WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Tutorial 41" & vbcrlf & "-----------" & vbcrlf)

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

' Import XML Spreadsheet file
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine("Reading file: C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml" & vbcrlf)
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
    Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine(vbcrlf & _
                    "Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excelxlsx")
    workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx")

    ' Confirm conversion of XML Spreadsheet to Excel
    Dim sError
    sError = workbook.easy_getError()
    If sError = "" Then
        WScript.StdOut.WriteLine(vbcrlf & "File successfully created.")
        WScript.StdOut.WriteLine(vbcrlf & "Error: " & sError)
    End If
    Wscript.StdOut.WriteLine("Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml" & vbcrlf & _ 
End If

' Dispose memory

Wscript.StdOut.Write(vbcrlf & "Press Enter to exit ...")

How to run VBScript tutorial
In order to run the tutorial create a file named Tutorial41.vbs containing previous code, open Command Prompt, change the directory to tutorial location using cd command and type:
>    cscript Tutorial41.vbs.

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

File formats:

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