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VB script hangs Excel since upgrading to Windows 7

SAP version: 720

OS:  Windows 7

MS Office version: Office Professional Plus 2010

We have recently upgraded to Windows 7, and while my Excel VB script continues to work just fine, it hangs at the end of executing and I have to use windows task manager to shutdown Excel.  My guess is that it is some how failing to close the connection to SAP (though it SAP doesn't appear in the list of running programs).  As I said, it connects to SAP and runs the script just fine, but at the end, Excel is frozen up with the little spinning "I'm thinking" wheel.

Sub SAP_test()

    If Not IsObject(SAPguiApp) Then
        Set SAPguiApp = CreateObject("Sapgui.ScriptingCtrl.1")
    End If
    If Not IsObject(Connection) Then
        Set Connection = SAPguiApp.OpenConnection("<description of SAP connection>", True)
    End If
    If Not IsObject(session) Then
        Set session = Connection.Children(0)
    End If
    session.findById("wnd[0]/tbar[0]/okcd").Text = "<t-code I wish to execute>"
    session.findById("wnd[0]").sendVKey 0
    session.findById("wnd[1]/usr/txtV-LOW").Text = "<name of variant I wish to execute>"
    session.findById("wnd[1]/usr/txtENAME-LOW").Text = "<creator of the variant I wish to exectute>"
    session.findById("wnd[1]/usr/txtV-LOW").caretPosition = 11
    session.findById("wnd[0]/usr/tabsTABSTRIP_TABBLOCK1/tabpS_TAB4/ssub%_SUBSCREEN_TABBLOCK1:RI_ORDER_OPERATION_LIST:1400/ctxtS_ZZSCHD-LOW").Text = <string for start date>
    session.findById("wnd[0]/usr/tabsTABSTRIP_TABBLOCK1/tabpS_TAB4/ssub%_SUBSCREEN_TABBLOCK1:RI_ORDER_OPERATION_LIST:1400/ctxtS_ZZSCHD-HIGH").Text = <string for end date>
    session.findById("wnd[0]/usr/tabsTABSTRIP_TABBLOCK1/tabpS_TAB4/ssub%_SUBSCREEN_TABBLOCK1:RI_ORDER_OPERATION_LIST:1400/ctxtS_ZZSCHD-HIGH").caretPosition = 10

End Sub

Any help greatly appreciated, it's a pain having to close Excel every time I run a script and having to incude a line in the code to make it save before attemtping to exit SAP, just so I don't lose all the data every time. 😕



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    Former Member
    Nov 01, 2013 at 05:14 PM

    Dear Mark,

    Have you tried setting all the SAP Objects to nothing? i.e. :

    Set SapGuiApp = Nothing

    Set Connection = Nothing

    Set Session  = Nothing

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