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Posted on 2004-08-11
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I am using a dialog box to write some data in TSV format (Tab Separated Value).  

I would like my diaglog box to open in MS Excel.

How do I do this?
Thank you!!!
John
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Question by:JohnTirone
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by:mark-b
ID: 11775933
Example:

excel.html :

<html>
 <body>
  <a href="excel.xls" target="_blank" >go to excel</a>
 </body>
</html>

excel.xls :

1       2       3       4       5
6       7       8       9       10

This will open the TSV file in excel.

-Mark
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by:alskdj80
ID: 11793277
some browsers may have problems opening the .xls, it might be good to set the MIME ContentType to
<mime type="application/vnd.ms-excel"> just to be safe
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by:JohnTirone
ID: 11811677
Ok, I had already gotten that far, but what I really want to have happen is instead of opening MS Excel within the browser itself, is to have MS Excel (the application) open, not within the browser window.

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by:JohnTirone
ID: 11812191
I guess another way to look at this question:  How do I remove the address line?
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by:JohnTirone
ID: 11822684
Ok,

I figured out what my problem was.
1.      Open control panel
2.      Open folder options
3.      In the folder options window, scroll down & select XLS, then click advanced
4.      make sure the “Browse in same window” is NOT CHECKED.

THIS i combination with setting the mime type opens excel it the application vs. the browser window.

Now, is there another way to do this without me going into control panel?

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seanpowell earned 250 total points
ID: 11965285
Hi John,

Here's one option for you, although this is preferable for an intranet becasue of ActiveX

<html>
<head>
<script language="VBScript">
Dim objExcel

Sub Btn1_onclick()
      call OpenWorkbook("file:///E:/myfile.xls")
End Sub

Sub OpenWorkbook(strLocation)

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
      objExcel.Visible = true
      objExcel.Workbooks.Open strLocation
      objExcel.UserControl = true
End Sub

</script>
</head>
<body>

<a href="#" name="Btn1">Open Workbook</a>

</body>
</html>



Note:
The url could either be:

OpenWorkbook("\\server\share\folder\myfile.xls")
OpenWorkbook("d:\folder\myfile.xls")

Thanks,
Sean
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by:cheyennejk
cheyennejk earned 250 total points
ID: 11974199
USE XML tags to convert HTML tables into Excel tables and open as .xls in a new window.
 Here is an example:

<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"
xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">
 <x:ExcelWorkbook>
  <x:ExcelWorksheets>
   <x:ExcelWorksheet>
    <x:Name>Sheet1</x:Name>
    <x:WorksheetOptions>
     <x:Selected/>
     <x:Panes>
      <x:Pane>
       <x:Number>3</x:Number>
       <x:ActiveRow>2</x:ActiveRow>
       <x:ActiveCol>2</x:ActiveCol>
      </x:Pane>
     </x:Panes>
     <x:ProtectContents>False</x:ProtectContents>
     <x:ProtectObjects>False</x:ProtectObjects>
     <x:ProtectScenarios>False</x:ProtectScenarios>
    </x:WorksheetOptions>
   </x:ExcelWorksheet>
   <x:ExcelWorksheet>
    <x:Name>Sheet2</x:Name>
    <x:WorksheetOptions>
     <x:ProtectContents>False</x:ProtectContents>
     <x:ProtectObjects>False</x:ProtectObjects>
     <x:ProtectScenarios>False</x:ProtectScenarios>
    </x:WorksheetOptions>
   </x:ExcelWorksheet>
   <x:ExcelWorksheet>
    <x:Name>Sheet3</x:Name>
    <x:WorksheetOptions>
     <x:ProtectContents>False</x:ProtectContents>
     <x:ProtectObjects>False</x:ProtectObjects>
     <x:ProtectScenarios>False</x:ProtectScenarios>
    </x:WorksheetOptions>
   </x:ExcelWorksheet>
  </x:ExcelWorksheets>
  <x:WindowHeight>9090</x:WindowHeight>
  <x:WindowWidth>15180</x:WindowWidth>
  <x:WindowTopX>120</x:WindowTopX>
  <x:WindowTopY>15</x:WindowTopY>
  <x:ProtectStructure>False</x:ProtectStructure>
  <x:ProtectWindows>False</x:ProtectWindows>
 </x:ExcelWorkbook>




<body link=blue vlink=purple>

<table x:str border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=192 style='border-collapse:
 collapse;table-layout:fixed;width:144pt'>
 <col width=64 span=3 >
 <tr height=17 style='height:12.75pt'>
  <td height=17 width=64 ></td>
  <td width=64 style='width:48pt'></td>
  <td width=64 style='width:48pt'></td>
 </tr>
 <tr height=17 style='height:12.75pt'>
  <td height=17 colspan=3 ></td>
 </tr>
 <tr height=17 style='height:12.75pt'>
  <td height=17 align=right  >HELLO</td>
  <td align=right >HI</td>
  <td align=right >GOOD BYE</td>
 </tr>
 </table>
</body>
</html>



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