Ole automation

Discussion created by ecrsteve on Oct 24, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 by ecrsteve
Is it possible to perform ole automation from within a geoprocessing service?  For example, create an Excel file, populate it, format it, and then save it.  I have an external executable that performs some database queries and then does Excel automation to create a formatted Excel file.  I have published the external exe as a geoprocessing service, and the database queries are performed.  The Excel automation is not.  I'm not sure how to enable this automation process within the gp service.