Friday, August 8, 2008


>Dear Erwin, I am currently working with GAMS to build a village CGE model.
>Since all my data is in excel, I need the above program to convert the excel data
>to GAMS readable file. After going through the documentation in the GAMS web site,
>I realized that the program is no longer available though there are alternatives to it.
>But I felt that XLS2GMS is flexible and that the GAMS programs that I currently
>have used this program. Hence would you please be kind enough to email me this program.

It is included in e.g. GAMS 22.8. GAMS 22.8 can be downloaded from
To see if your gams system has it, run the model:

$call =xls2gms

If you have problems with it please contact