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opening excel from java
Joined: May 04, 2005
May 04, 2005 09:53:00
can be opened by command like
open -a 'Microsoft Excel'
However when using the same from
Runtime.getRuntime().exec("open -a 'Microsoft Excel'");
This fails. Any ideas?
Author and ninkuma
Joined: Jan 10, 2002
May 04, 2005 13:47:00
I've never actually tried running any OS command like this (on OS X or any other system), but you might try specifying the full path to the application as in:
Runtime.getRuntime().exec("open -a '/Applications/Microsoft Excel'");
not sure if that's the issue or not, but it's the first thing I'd give a try.
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Joined: Jan 19, 2001
May 04, 2005 16:39:00
Could it be that you don't need the single quotes around the application name? From the command line you wouldn't have them.
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