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Excel Cell Formatting Using ASP

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I need to retrieve data from a database and write such data to an excel file.
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How can I set a cell's bottom border thicker in an excel file using ASP?

I know that in VB we can set it by using:
activecell.borders.item(xlEdgeBottom).Weight=xlThick

However, it can't work in ASP, "Runtime error occurs".

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How can I set a cell in my custom format, e.g. "_(* #,##0_);_(* (#,##0);_(* ""??_);_(@_)", using ASP?

If the item price is 0, I want to set it to blank.
If the total price is 0, I want to set it to "-".

Anyone can help?



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Question by:karina
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by:gladxml
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karina,

Im not sure if this is what youa re looking for... But anyway try to chekc it out might help...

http://www.asp101.com/samples/xl_data.asp
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lavinder earned 400 total points
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Hi karina

1) I think "runtime error" is due to absence of typelibrary in your asp page, you are using excel constants, and their corresponding values are available in the typelib only. Therefore i suggest you place the following line at top of your asp page.
<!--METADATA NAME="Microsoft Excel 9.0 Object Library" TYPE="TypeLib" UUID="{00020813-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"-->

2) For any cell if value is 0, and you want to display -, use this
 e.g.
 Range("B3").Select
 Selection.NumberFormat = "_(* #,##0.00_);_(* (#,##0.00);_(* ""-""??_);_(@_)"

happy programming!!
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by:karina
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Thank you lavinder, I did it.
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