We are trying to automate certain steps on an Excel 2003 workbook. This excel workbook contains macros and other financial information. When we try to open the excel using
SystemUtil.Run “C:\data.xls” the workbook gets opened but the execution control is not transferred to the next line. As a result, QTP endlessly waits and never executes lines of code after the above line. We have even tried the conventional way of opening an excel workbook by creating an excel object and then opening the workbook but encountered the same issue.

If anybody has encountered similar issue or would know any workarounds, do let us know. Appreciate your help.