configuring excel worksheet in aspect view
I am having a reqirement of showing MSExcel worksheet as an aspect. i.e the aspect view should display the excel worksheet. This excel workbook is available in local system.
Kindly let me know how to do this xA 5.1 system
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You can open any windows executable program by adding a windows application aspect to any object in the system.
So if your worksheet is related to one object ( like a motor ) or one area ( like a machine ) then add the Windows application aspect to that object.
You can use "File Viewer" aspects in the same way to open pretty much any document.
Normally, files open in an overlay window. Opening documents in the base graphic window is possible, but requires you to alter the display class for all File Viewer aspects ( or create new file viewer aspect and give that its own View class ). This is not something for a beginner to try.
If you want to open a "specific" Excel worksheet, then my choice would be the Windows Application aspect added to the desired object.
In the configuration view of the aspect you would set the following:
Windows Application: the name of the executable, i.e. Excel.exe
Program Arguments: this is where you point to the name of the actual file, i.e. MySpreadsheet.xls
There is some online help with this. Add the Windows Application aspect, right click and select "Config View" and the select the "Help" button.