Excel workbook (-FILE) command

The Excel workbook name. Use this command for data sources or data targets.

-F workbook.xls[x]
-FILE workbook.xls[x]

The -FILE command is optional for GET rules but required on input cards. For example, the workbook name is not required if a map uses the File Adapter to read an Excel workbook and passes the data in memory to the Excel Adapter. The adapter can read from either the .xls or the .xlsx workbook format.

The -FILE command specifies a URL to a local file on the file system (file:///), or a remote file on a host server (http:///), or a document in memory (memory://). If the workbook file name alone is provided for the -FILE command, it is located relative to the map directory.