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Matlab and excel issues, active x server crash

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Tyler
Tyler on 20 Feb 2013
I am trying to write a program that will read blocks of data from an excel file, and then write them to another excel file. For some reason I cannot get xlswrite command to do what I am trying to do because of error issues. I decided to try to run an active x server and see if this could fix my problem. I am not very familiar with active x but i have been doing alot of research and I dont know what my issue is. For some reason when i try to run the code:
Excel = actxcontrol ('Excel. Application');
i get the error:
Control creation failed. Invalid ProgID 'Excel.Application'
I am running on matlab2008b and excel 2003

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Mark Whirdy
Mark Whirdy on 20 Feb 2013
Edited: Mark Whirdy on 23 Feb 2013
PLEASE PRESS [ACCEPT] IF THIS SOLVES YOUR ISSUE, THANKS
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1) ACTXSERVER
For programmatic manipulation of an excel instance, the launch command is
Excel = actxserver('Excel.Application');
2) ACTXCONTROL
actxcontrol.m is for inserting a activex spreadsheet interface into a figure as per the below snippet. To see which version of the activex spreadsheet you have on your machine type "actxcontrollist" and scan downuntil you see a mention of a spreadsheet
f = figure;
actxcontrol('OWC11.Spreadsheet.11',[20,20,510,380],f);
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You are mixing the two up by typing
Excel = actxcontrol ('Excel. Application');
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Mark Whirdy
Mark Whirdy on 22 Feb 2013
Hi Tyler, but above you wrote that "Excel = actxcontrol ('Excel. Application');" causes the error.
Note that I have written "actxserver" but you have above written "actxcontrol" - they are not the same thing. The error you are receiving is due to erroneous calling of actxCONTROL.
Above I was trying to explain the difference between the two.

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