Upgraded to Excel 2013 - Mow TDA 3.0 is saying 'Excel file in use' when trying to export.

I upgraded to Excel 2013 and now all scripts that use a Export and access a macro says the file is in use. This was a forced upgrade company-wide.

I MUST USE TDA 3.0 because of the mangled excel export issue. The file isn’t open by any other process.

Here’s what is sent:

Automation script “XOG_SE_Dashboard_TEST” had errors while executing. The exception messages are listed below and the log file is attached.

Continue on Error Exception Messages:

Export_Excel_TDA30 - The process cannot access the file ‘C:~TDA30_ByProject\SE_Dashboard\SE_Dashboard.xlsm’ because it is being used by another process.

To Peter.D.Maxwell:

Thank you for posting in Toad World. We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

I would like to know more about the "mangled excel" export issue that exists in our newest products. Any information you are able to provide, including reproduction steps, a copy of the automation script, a copy of the excel file, and especially a Toad Support Bundle, would be extremely helpful in resolving this issue.

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  3. Return to the Toad World thread and Post a Reply using Rich Formatting

  4. Compose a message

  5. Select the Options tab next to Compose, then click Click to Add to add the .zip support bundle

  6. Post when you're ready!

To help verify the file being not in use, I would like to recommend using Process Monitor to capture more detailed activity of a particular item.

Using Process Monitor

  1. Download Process Monitor: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645
  2. Launch Process Monitor
  3. Push the "Filter" button
  4. Specificy filtering conditions down to only activities involving your particular file.
    ie: Path contains C:~TDA30_ByProject\SE_Dashboard\SE_Dashboard.xlsm' then Include
  5. It will filter all the events to show actions a process is doing directly to a particular file.
  6. This can definitely show when and how a file is in use by a process.
    We look forward to information regarding the mangled excel export issue.

Software Associate Developer I,
-Joshua Liong

Here’s the original case:

Please retain this in all replies: CaseID:1061059

Note: only responses above this line will be added to the case

Quest Support: jon_lin

Case Title: TDA 3.1 does not handle Macro in Excel properly.

I’m extremely frustrated - I was told that this was fixed multiple times and tried doing an upgrade multiple times wasting a ton of my time. I actually gave up on getting a fix. Now that I must upgrade to Excel 2013 I MUST get a fix!!! I will also reply with the support bundle soon.

Keep in mind that Case 1061059 was opened in Aug 2013.

OOPS. August 2012. Yeah, I’m a bit upset.

Support Bundle: Toad for Data Analysts Professional Edition
5/17/2014 11:15:06 AM

System Information

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7601 AMD64
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Windows Directory: C:\Windows

Computer System
Computer Manufacturer Name: Dell Inc.
Computer Model: OptiPlex 7010
System Type: x64-based PC
Total Physical Memory: 4,078,032 KB
Domain: corp.inthosts.net
User Name:

System Processor
Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Computer Processor: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
CPU Speed: 3.3 GHz
L2 Cache Size: 1 KB

System Bios
BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/23/13 09:56:28 Ver: A17.00
BIOS Version: DELL - 1072009

System Time Zone
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Logical Memory Configuration

Connection Information

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Category: Production
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Server version (NONDBA)
Connected since 5/17/2014 11:12:16 AM
0 of 2 connections in pool active
Server version:
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OS current culture info:
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Connection mode:
OCI connect.
Client version:
Oracle Homes:
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Oracle Default Home:
Default Home: OraHome92
Path = C:\oracle\ora92

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Message= C:\oracle\ora92\WF\RES\WFus.RES
TemplateDir= C:\oracle\ora92\WF\DATA\us

TXPLANPDMAXWEL1 (CORP\pdmaxwell), master
SQL Server database
Server version 11.0.2100.60
Connected since 5/17/2014 11:13:03 AM
0 of 1 connection in pool active

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ToadSupportBundleToad for Data Analysts.zip (1.88 MB)

I got this to run without error! It seems to have something to do with permissions. I did yet another reboot and it seems to be working now. I made sure that my login had permissions for my temp folder and all TDA folders and areas in Windows/System32 and that seemed to work. Not sure what folder change made the issue stop.

I still hope to get to upgrade soon for the excel files being corrupted.

I spoke too early - this issue came back. So far today I’ve had three reports say that they were in use.

I’ve attached the Process Monitor results of the most recent Excel sharing issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

I like this software but not sure I can continue to use with all these problems.

Logfile_ExcelShaingIssue.zip (1000 KB)

I recognize the error of File in use. We did make a fix on this awhile back. We cannot make fixes to old releases. (Sorry). Can you please download which ever version you have, Base or Pro from the link below and try?



I have installed Excel 2013 and tested with the macro file attached and have no issues. Also, please try basic test using this macro file. I export data to Sheet one and fire the macros as shown below.

Here is one of the macro files I use to test with. Try the build I posted with this file first and see how it goes. If that works move back to your macro file and see how that goes.

Macrodemotest.zip (127 KB)

Thanks Debbie - does the new file fix the mangled excel, the sharing issue or both? Either way, I will try, but want to set my own expectations.

I would hope both. We have done many changes since TDP 3.0.1

Recreated the export to my file and mangled again.

Then you need to send me the macro file, your automation script and show me in a screen shot what mangled means. Send to debbie.peabody@quest.com

Sent email - thanks for any help you can get me. This is really affecting my reporting and my users are getting upset. They expect the reports when they get in, but must wait for me to manually redo each one which takes hours. Also stopping me from getting new work done.

As discussed in email, for the File in use issue, try adding a pause activity right after Export wizard that uses the Macro file.


We recently put a fix for a similar issue, I tried beta build and was able to successful export data to your xlsm file, could you please confirm it?

Here’s the download link www.toadworld.com/.../default.aspx