Re: Executing vbscript

 Daniel Pitts <>
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:51:00 -0700
On Aug 21, 4:02 pm, "" <> wrote:

On Aug 22, 3:36 am, Daniel Pitts <> wrote:

On Aug 20, 11:47 pm, "" <> wrote:

Hi all,

I have a vbscript that I would like to execute from java. It takes 4
arguments, and example usage follows:

\ReplaceWorksheets.vbs" "C:\Documents and Settings\vandenbergl\Desktop
\sheet.xml" "Sheet 1,Sheet 2" "C:\Documents and Settings\vandenbergl
\Desktop\Test\another sheet.xml" "sheet 1,sheet 2"

Here is the code that I'm using at the moment:

String[] command = {"cmd.exe", argument};
try {
    Process mergeProcess = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);} catch (IOException ioe) {



Where argument is the expression I gave above.

If I executre the expression I gave at a prompt it does exactly what I
want, but the java code I gave doesn't do anything at all. It doesn't
throw any exceptions but it appears the script hasn't even run!

Any ideas about how I can get the script to run?

Why run a VB script from Java? You'll never make a portable
application that way.

State the obvious :).

Why not rewrite the VB script into Java, or alternatively, write it in
javascript and use the scripting api in Java 6.

I need to manipulate excel spreadsheets. Can I do that with scripting
API in Java 6? Aside from that, the minimum requirements for the user
is Java 5. I didn't take this decision lightly. I was hacking out the
excel xml files by hand at one stage but it just proved to be to much
work and too fragile for when M$ changes their xml format (you know it
will happen :)).

I'm able to wrap the whole problem up in verybadscript in about 10
lines of code.


What kind of manipulation are you doing to an excel spreadsheet? Can
you require the spreadsheet to be in CSV, or some other well-defined,
format first?

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