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Proper methods for getting/managing Excel instances ? (vbscript)

Proper methods for getting/managing Excel instances ? (vbscript)

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Hi All - This is in vbscript and not VBA, but figured the VBA MSFT community might have an answer/explanation of this.
What is the difference between these two methods of getting a currently running Excel process?

Set objExcel = GetObject( , "Excel.Application")
vs.
Set objExcel = eval("getobject(,""Excel.Application"")")

Which is the preferred method? Using the second line, I am curious if this leads to some inconsistencies in our scripts (ie .quit still has a 'do you want to save' popup despite calling objExcel.DisplayAlerts = false
Many thanks in advance!

RE: Proper methods for getting/managing Excel instances ? (vbscript)

I can't answer the main question since I'm not sure how Eval would respond (looks like it is running a line of code that you could generate programatically). But reading on I saw that when you're quitting Excel you're occasionally being asked to save when you don't want to be prompted. If you save your workbooks prior to closing or close the workbook and specifically tell Excel not to save any workbook changes then you'll be able to avoid having Excel ask that question.

RE: Proper methods for getting/managing Excel instances ? (vbscript)

Try to repeat .DisplayAlerts before .Quit.
MS changed the functionality of DisplayAlerts property in newer excel versions, it can be restored (set to True) automatically in some cases.

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