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Re: [Condor-users] Condor, Windows, and OLE automation.

Ian Chesal <ICHESAL@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> Unfortunately, the only mechanism we presently have for doing Has anyone
>> done this before, though?  Are we going to regret the decision, or find
>> that the process stalls out and causes grief to us?
> Not with PowerPoint, but we do it with Excel. We have a power estimator
> that's essential a glorified Excel spreadsheet and part of the regression
> testing that occurs for our full product line involves testing that
> spreadsheet. We use Excel, OLE and Condor with the USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP
> setting to do it. With reasonable results.

Just a follow-up to this: we have successfully tested the system without
USE_VISIBLE_DESKTOP, and are able to run multiple concurrent PPT report
generation processes quite successfully.

The processing cluster is just rolling out now, so this is just bench testing
so far, but condor seems to be passing with flying colours.

Thanks to everyone, and especially to Ian, for producing such a useful
toolset, and their advice in getting this moving.

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