Template (-TEMPLATE) command

The Excel template workbook name. This command is optional. Use this command for data targets.

-P template.xls[x]
-TEMPLATE template.xls[x]

The -TEMPLATE command specifies the URL to a local file on the file system (file:///), or to a remote file on a host server (http://), or to a document in memory (memory://). If the workbook file name alone is provided for the -TEMPLATE command, it is located relative to the map directory. The -TEMPLATE command can also be used to add a new worksheet to an existing Excel workbook.