Ah! *slap forehead* So I need a excel license installed on the machine??

That would explain the problem. Silly me! I guess I will need to turn to 
Open Office...

Paul Danese kirjoitti:
> Your code works fine for me on irb on win xp.
> 
> Can you actually open a 'genuine' xls file on your machine to see if
> ms-excel/office is working properly?  I've had problems before where
> win32ole wouldn't work b/c the ms-office software license had not yet
> been activated (don't remember what the specific error was, tho).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Casimir [mailto:pikEISPAMMMseli / welho.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 7:05 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Ruby Excels not
> 
> Ok so I wanna play with some spreadsheets. Lets see. Lets copypaste from
> 
>   the pickaxe.
> 
>> require 'win32ole'
>>
>>
>> # Creates OLE object to Excel
>> excel = WIN32OLE.new("excel.application")
>>
>  > #and so on...
> 
> Ruby replies:
> myExcelApp.rb:9:in `initialize': unknown OLE server: `Excel.Application'
> 
> (WIN32OLERuntimeError)
> HRESULT error code:0x800401f3
>    Invalid class string      from myExcelApp.rb:9:in `new'
>      from rudumapponator.rb:9
> 
> Ie. no joy. Something wrong with the Win32Ole library?
> 
> 
> 
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