XLSForm offline converter for Windows not working

Hello ,

I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows 7
. When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file .
When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The
window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it
remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with
online xlsform converter and it works fine there .

Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i
missing something ?
Any help would be greatly appreciable .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

Close all command windows that xlsform.exe might have opened.

Download the sample_xform.xls from our website
http://opendatakit.org/use/xlsform/

Drag that downloaded file onto the xlsform.exe executable (in a file
explorer window).

What happens?

You shouldn't need to install anything.

··· On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Hello ,

I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows
7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file .
When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The
window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it
remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with
online xlsform converter and it works fine there .

Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i
missing something ?
Any help would be greatly appreciable .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

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Hi Mitch ,

I did exactly the same .. i have already tested with that sample_xform.xls
. It is not working . Is there any 64-bit/32-bit windows issue ? that is
not going with the python version ?
Please help .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

··· On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote: > > Hello , > > I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows > 7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file . > When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The > window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it > remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with > online xlsform converter and it works fine there . > > Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i > missing something ? > Any help would be greatly appreciable . > > Thanks, > Muhammad Ali >

Hi Mitch ,

Thanks for your suggestion . still no luck with the conversion . i
downloaded and installed the same vs 2008 one which you provided me in the
link . still its not converting .
Anything else i need to do ?
Please suggest

Thanks,
Ali

··· On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote: > > Hello , > > I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows > 7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file . > When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The > window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it > remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with > online xlsform converter and it works fine there . > > Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i > missing something ? > Any help would be greatly appreciable . > > Thanks, > Muhammad Ali >

Sure , will let you know if i find something relevent . One more thing is
the dll file MSVCR90.dll which you mentioned earlier , i have the updated
one in VS 10. not in 9 , probably i am using Visual Studio 2012 and i can
have only one redist of this MSVCR file . Cant uninstall the 10 version
because might be that will effect the VS 2012 . I also tried downloading
the dll seperately from dll download website and placed that MSVCR90.dll
into xlsform directory . Still no luck .

Thanks,
Ali

··· On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote: > > Hello , > > I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows > 7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file . > When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The > window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it > remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with > online xlsform converter and it works fine there . > > Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i > missing something ? > Any help would be greatly appreciable . > > Thanks, > Muhammad Ali >

You may not have the Visual C++ runtime libraries on your system. Follow
these steps, described in the py2exe documentation:

The DLL you need is called MSVCR90.dll.

To complicate things, there is more than one version of this DLL in
existence, each with the same filename. You need the same version that the
Python interpreter was compiled with, which is version 9.0.21022.8. Through
the remainder of these instructions, hover your mouse over the dll file (or
the vcredist_x86.exe installer executable) to confirm which version you've
got. You'll need the vcredist_x86.exe that contains the Microsoft Visual
C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en
published 29-11-2007, so not the VS2008 SP1 one (tested with Python 2.7.1).

··· -------------------- I don't believe you need the exact version match. We are using only a very small portion of the functionality, so you should be able to run the app with the newer updates.

FYI: the repository for xlsform.exe is here:

Mitch

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM, Muhammad ALi malizahid52@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Mitch ,

I did exactly the same .. i have already tested with that sample_xform.xls
. It is not working . Is there any 64-bit/32-bit windows issue ? that is
not going with the python version ?
Please help .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Hello ,

I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows
7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file .
When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The
window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it
remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with
online xlsform converter and it works fine there .

Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i
missing something ?
Any help would be greatly appreciable .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

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No idea. It is using py2exe http://www.py2exe.org/index.cgi/Tutorial#Step52

And Python 2.6.6

You might browse the lists for issues:
http://sourceforge.net/p/py2exe/mailman/search/

If you can, try it on a 64-bit windows system, and on a 32-bit windows
system. Also, you might try configuring your Windows system to be
US/English in case there is some string/localization issue.

If you do find a solution, please let me know and I will update our
documentation at https://github.com/UW-ICTD/xlsform.exe

··· On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Hi Mitch ,

Thanks for your suggestion . still no luck with the conversion . i
downloaded and installed the same vs 2008 one which you provided me in the
link . still its not converting .
Anything else i need to do ?
Please suggest

Thanks,

Ali

On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Hello ,

I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows
7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file .
When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The
window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it
remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with
online xlsform converter and it works fine there .

Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i
missing something ?
Any help would be greatly appreciable .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

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I think you're already trying this, but try building the executable
yourself. Hopefully that will ensure that it will run on your system.

··· On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Sure , will let you know if i find something relevent . One more thing is
the dll file MSVCR90.dll which you mentioned earlier , i have the updated
one in VS 10. not in 9 , probably i am using Visual Studio 2012 and i can
have only one redist of this MSVCR file . Cant uninstall the 10 version
because might be that will effect the VS 2012 . I also tried downloading
the dll seperately from dll download website and placed that MSVCR90.dll
into xlsform directory . Still no luck .

Thanks,
Ali

On Monday, June 2, 2014 8:19:12 PM UTC+5, Muhammad ALi wrote:

Hello ,

I have downloaded offline XLSForm converter for windows . I have windows
7 . When i run xlsform.exe , in command prompt it says me to drag a file .
When i drag , the link of the excel file comes and then i press enter . The
window gets closes in one second but when i check the output folder , it
remains empty .I have even tried with a sample file that is tested with
online xlsform converter and it works fine there .

Do i have to install python or anything else for this exe to run ? Am i
missing something ?
Any help would be greatly appreciable .

Thanks,
Muhammad Ali

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