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COMCreateObject instantiates a COM object.
The name of the object to be created
A COM object if successful; otherwise, undefined.
You should be able to pass any type of variable to the COM object being called; however, you must ascertain that the variable is of a valid type for the COM object. Valid types are strings, numbers, and object pointers. Can only executed in server script, this does not apply to browser script.
NOTE: DLLs instantiated by this method must be Thread-Safe.
This example instantiates Microsoft Excel as a COM object and makes it visible:
var ExcelApp = COMCreateObject("Excel.Application");
// Make Excel visible through the Application object.
ExcelApp.Visible = true;
// Place some text in the first cell of the sheet
ExcelApp.ActiveSheet.Cells(1,1).Value = "Column A, Row 1";
// Save the sheet
var fileName = "C:\\demo.xls";
// Close Excel with the Quit method on the Application object
// Clear the object from memory
ExcelApp = null;
NOTE: Applications, such as Excel, may change from version to version, requiring you to change your code to match. This example code was tested on Excel 2002.