New to ASP.NET VB - Issue with export filtered datagrid to Excel

Good Afternoon,

I am trying to define a button which will export the filtered results of a datagrid to Excel.  

Below is the code:
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As        
        System.EventArgs)    Handles btnExport.Click
       
        Dim sSQL As String

        Call BuildSelectEquipInvSQL(sSQL)

        sqlconCTXControl.Open()

        Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"
        Response.Charset = ""
        dgrdEquipInv.DataSource = dstEquipInv.Tables("EquipInv").Select(sSQL)
        dgrdEquipInv.DataBind()

        sqlconCTXControl.Close()
    End Sub

The data resides in a SQL database.

When debugging, I receive the following error:

Server Error in '/mimsearch' Application.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Source Error:

Line 644:        Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"
Line 645:        Response.Charset = ""
Line 646:        dgrdEquipInv.DataSource = dstEquipInv.Tables("EquipInv").Select(sSQL)
Line 647:        dgrdEquipInv.DataBind()

Both the datagrid and dataset are defined as follows:
    Protected WithEvents dgrdEquipInv As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGrid
    Protected WithEvents dstEquipInv As System.Data.DataSet

I am looking for the correct code to properly export the filtered datagrid to an Excel spreadsheet, preferable bringing up the 'Save-As' dialog box for the user to select the destination.  The server does not have Excel installed on it which will require saving the file as a *.csv.

Thank you for your help,
Erik

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Sandeepk1999Commented:
Looks like your sqlconCTXControl is not set.

Set sqlConCTXControl = New ...........
sqlConCTXControl.open()
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The time period is irrelevant.  None of the posted responses provided a solution.  Therefore, no points should be awarded, and the points should be refunded.  I found my answer on a spanish website which was not provided by any response.
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customertraxAuthor Commented:
The time period is irrelevant.  None of the posted responses provided a solution.  Therefore, no points should be awarded, and the points should be refunded.  I found my answer on a spanish website which was not provided by any response.
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Fahad MukhtarDistinguished EngineerCommented:
If none of the posted responses provided a solution you should have posted a comment back here...
Time period is not irrelevent... please study the guidelines
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customertraxAuthor Commented:
Please keep all spiteful comments out of this discussion.  The facts are none of the postings provided a solution, and I found the solution on a spanish website.  I apologize for my lack of response, but there was minimal 'activity' your response, only two links.  If you would like to discuss this personally, I would be happy to provide my contact information so we can continue this offline.
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Tinky_LouCommented:
Do you mind posting the link to the spanish website, please?
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