Inserting Excel objects into a Layout with Python

Discussion created by scott_wolfskill on Jul 26, 2011
Is there a way to script a batch import of excel files into a layout from a common workspace using python? 

I have a mass of individual tables that need to be imported and retain a link to the original excel tables and the only way I have been able to do this in the past is to repetitively use Insert>Object>Create from file(linked).  This is extremely time consuming when there are over 100 objects to bring in.

Can anyone offer a python solution?