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Aug 31, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Excel cannot connect to Server


Hi, Everybody

I have several thousand Journal Entries to post in SAP B1.

This is a one time job, so I don't want to spend too much time developing a complete add-on.

I got a quick and nice solution on the web:

Journal entries in SAP Business one with Excel

The trick is to put the Journal Entries in 2 Excel worksheets: one for header, one for rows, and to use VBA and DI API to post the Journal Entries.

But I could not connect to the server. Here is my code in the VBA module:

Public Sub login()
    Set oCompany = New SAPbobsCOM.Company  'initialate DI company object
    oCompany.DbServerType = dst_MSSQL2008
    oCompany.Server = "KLSAP"
    oCompany.DbUserName = "sa"
    oCompany.DbPassword = "78910"
    oCompany.CompanyDB = "ABCDLTD"
    oCompany.UserName = "Manager"
    oCompany.Password = "ABCD"
     lRetCode = oCompany.Connect
     If lRetCode <> 0 Then
            sErrMsg = oCompany.GetLastErrorDescription
            MsgBox (sErrMsg)
            MsgBox ("Connected to: " & oCompany.CompanyName)
        End If
End Sub

It gives the following error message:

"Failed to connect to SBO Common"

Can anybody tell me what's wrong with the code?

Is there any connection detail I missed?