it seems that another important feature is missing as well. I cannot load the file name as a variable (e.g. to use an input file from the workflow and attach a sheet). This option is greyed, but still works with the depreceated excel sheet appender. Could the latter not be still maintained, given that automatic execution of excel file is a very important function. If you create a number of evalution sheets and write them into an excel file for reporting, it is very convenient to open this excel file immediately an browse through the different sheets.