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LEMLEM 

can't find sforce_connect.xla

I downloaded and executed the msi file but can't find the sforce_connect.xla file

MSI install does not give any options and it is not in the expected Microsoft\Addins folder

Is it possible to get a copy of the
sforce_connect.xla file somewhere else so I can place it in a folder?
JoshSutterfieldJoshSutterfield
I can't provide an answer to this question, it is my question too, but I wanted to add that the FAQ itself (or the installation guide it links to):

http://sforce.sourceforge.net/excel/install.htm

skips right over the information LEM is looking for.  Mightn't someone update this?  The leap from "run the installer" to "After downloading, and un-ziping the sforce_connect.xla" is quite blatant... illustrated even!



Message Edited by JoshSutterfield on 01-09-2008 08:36 AM

Message Edited by JoshSutterfield on 01-09-2008 08:38 AM
Juan Pablo GarzónJuan Pablo Garzón
In this blog, you can downloado the excel connector (Your missing file).
 
nori_ideasnori_ideas
Just to clarify the above comment. On that link, you'll see a menu item called "Download" in the left frame. Just click on that and you'll see the download locations for sforce_connect.xla
megmmegm

I had some trouble figuring out how to install the Excel connector myself. I didn't think it was very clear that you have to install the Salesforce ToolKit first and then download the XLA file separately.

 

  1. http://sforce.sourceforge.net/excel/install.htm
  2. http://sforce.sourceforge.net/excel/downloads.htm

 

I went to the first link and followed the instructions to install Office Toolkit 3.0 and ran the MSI file.  This involved me saving a zip file to my computer, unzipping it, and then choosing the option to run the file.  The wizard tells you it is done and tells you to click "Finish". 

 

After that, I went to the second link and downloaded another zip file to my computer.  This time, I only extracted the contents of the zip file (which is only the XLA file and you can extract it by right-clicking on the zip file and choosing "Extract All..." ) and saved it by itself.

 

The last step involved opening Excel and navigating to the "Add-On's" screen, which is different depending on the version of Excel you are in, and then browsing to add "sforce_connect.xla".

drk9999drk9999

Megm,

 

your reply was really clear and helpful.

 

Thank you

 

drk9999