Executing macro without excel installation

Can we execute macro without excel installation in machine ?
Need quick response , its urgent!!

@ClaytonM @Lahiru.Fernando @loginerror @aksh1yadav

No u can’t


If you create a vbscript file (.vbs), you can run that. But, anything that needs to perform Excel automation would not work.


Without excel application, you cant able to perform any operation using macro.

Macro is development part for excel application.It develop inside the excel.


Pradeep Sridharan

Hi @syedabidraza

I don’t think you can run a macro without excel installed on the machine. I went through some links to check and it seems to be the same answer. So basically you need to have excel installed to get it done…

Hi @syedabidraza,

No its not possible

Hello all,
It is actually possible. I have a pet project which does compilation of VBA macro to native .NET Assembly and executes it as console application. So basically you do not need any office related dll to be available on a computer. It even runs on Linux if you need to. More over it runs kind of 10 times faster than excel does it.

You can contact me if you want. viacheslav.mikhailov@gmail.com


Hello, can you say more about it?

Hi Viacheslav,

We have a similar requirement. can we connect on this solution. I sent an email already to you, looking to meet.