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Hes,

Sorry:  I got distracted with other projects, but I did not forget your assistance nor did I mean to ignore you.

The question was:
I need to display the contents of a number of spreadsheets (one at a time) on a web page.  The clients browsing the site need to be able to change the numbers (on-line in the browser window) and see the results of the new calculations.)  The clients will not be allowed to save changes to the spreadsheet to the web server but may export the spreadsheet to his/her hard drive.  The clients will NOT necessarily have Excel so a simple hyperlink to the spreadsheet so it loads within his or her browser in Excel will not work here.

The good news is Microsoft provides an ActiveX component "Office Spreadsheet component" that does everything I need.  

** My question is: How do I tell the ActiveX component which spreadsheet file to load? **

Does anyone have some experience with this component or sufficent ActiveX experience to offer a solution?


These are not possibible solutions:

I can not simply display a static spreadsheet.

I can not simply provide a link for the client browser to download the spreadsheet into his own computer.

I need to display the spreadsheet and allow the dynamic interaction provided by the above mentioned web component.  

I am talking hundreds of spreadsheets which need to remain in Excel format and are going to be changing daily.

I would consider another product as a possibile solution, for example "Net-it Central", (however Net-It does not provided the function of being able to actually modify the spreadsheet contents in the browser window.)

I have a lot of control over the server environement and can use virtually any server side technology to solve this problem.  I can also insist the clients browsers be IE 5, for example.  The only thing I can not do is insist the clients go buy Excel <grin>.

To sum up:

1. How can I the the component to load my spreadsheet of choice, or

2. How can I display any of a number of excel spreadsheets, one at a time in the client's browser and allow the client to play with the numbers, seeing the results of the changes while on-line.

And your answer was:
per MS Bulletin:http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q235/8/83.ASP

"... there is no way to bind the Spreadsheet control to data directly."

Not the answer I wanted...but it was the right answer.  So the points are here for the taking and much thanks for your quick response to my problem.

Regards,
Rod

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Sorry it wasn't the answer you were looking for.
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So am I but it is the right answer!
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