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mike_east
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Can't open UltraScale_Plus_XPE_2016_2.xlsm

Hi,

 

I'm struggling to open the XPE Excel files for Artix-7.

 

I have Excel 2007, macros enabled, VBA installed and pretty much a clean install on Windows XP.

 

I have downloaded the file a few times, and also tried with other XPE xlsm files (Ultrascale), but i always get the same errors, as seen on the attached images.

 

Any help appreciated!

 

Regards,

Mike

 

 

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balkris
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check this post
https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Design-Tools-Others/XPE-2015-2-with-Excel-2010-not-working/td-p/650910
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mike_east
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Thanks Balkrishan,

 

but that does not solve my problem. My issue is that i can't open the file at all. 

 

Any help most welcome.

 

Regards,

Mike

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mike_east
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Ok,

 

so i solved this, after many hours of frustration

 

First, it appears that Office 2007 SP3 is required, second, Windows XP is not supported. Perhaps Xilinx should update the requirements too reflect this?

 

If anyone from Xilinx reads this, PLEASE make the XPE tool cross platform (many of us use Linux for development) and drop this dependency on (proprietary, platform specific) Excel. There are several ways to do this; add XPE to Vivado, a webb application, a java program, cross compiled QT application etc. It's a valuable tool that deserves a better fate!

 

Regards,

Mike