Background process - Excel Application Scope

Hi,
I’m getting this error when I try to use excel application scope (visible option is turned off) in a background process (when executing from the orchestrator):
“Error opening workbook. Make sure Excel is installed.”

When I run it locally it works fine.

Is Excel application scope compatible with background processes?

@Joao_Pereira

Check if the Machine you are running is having Excel installed or not

Because Excel Application Scope will work if you the Excel installed in your system

Else you can use Workbook Activities, only thing is it will work for .Xlsx and .xls only

Hope this may help you

Thanks

The machine has Excel installed indeed. I’m using excel application scope because I’m executing a macro on a .xlsb file.

@Joao_Pereira

Okay, check below thread for your reference

Hope this may help you

Thanks

The thing is, the process works fine when I run it locally. I’m pretty sure the problem is not within Excel.
I have tried this in a different machine and the error persists.

@Joao_Pereira

This is what, if you are running in your machine and you don’t have any error

Are you sure that the other machine is having the excel installed in that machine?

As the error clearly saying that Excel to be install. Check which version of excel you installed locally and which excel in other machine?

Hope this way you can get to know

Thanks

Have you tried NOT running it as a background process? This is a basic troubleshooting step to see if the behavior is different. It’s possible a background process cannot use Excel Application Scope because it opens the Excel file which is not possible in the background.