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Incompatible Workbooks

Posted by Jean Paul on February 25, 2015

While working with Excel Workbooks using Excel Services, we may encounter Incompatible scenarios like below:

  • Workbooks with Macros
  • Workbooks with VBA
  • Workbooks with External File References

Following are the measures used to deal with such incompatibility:

  1. Simple Remove incompatible features, save the workbook & re-upload to SharePoint
  2. Medium Introduce UDF (User Defined Function)
  3. Complex Following are the complex approaches:
  • Convert Macros to Formulas thus persisting the functionality.
  • Server-Side Programming Use programming behind the scene  to modify the cell values which originally was managed through Macros/VBA.
  • Client-side Programming for modifying cell values using JavaScript
  • Web-Services for doing back end calculations.  Client side scripts should invoke these services.

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