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3352304 - "Failed to start excel" or "Failed to open excel workbook" error in IRPA/SBPA


The activity "Open Excel Instance" or "open workbook" fails in IRPA/SBPA automation with below error.

"Failed to start excel, the message is : Internal instance of Excel is null"

"Failed to open excel workbook. Microsoft Excel cannot access the file xxxx"



  • SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation
  • SAP Build Process Automation


SAP Build Process Automation all versions ; SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation all versions


IRPA, BPA, SBPA, xlsx, process, automation, workflow, scenario, windows, administrator , KBA , CA-ML-IPA , IPA , Problem

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