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transfer output to excel

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I have a intranet based web application in JSP deployed on tomcat. i want that when the user clicks on a particular link the output of that jsp page should be displayed to the user in a excel file.
is it possible to do this?
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Writing
<%@ page contentType="application/vnd.ms-excel" %>
on the top of ur JSP page transfers the whole output of the JSP page to an excel file.
On the downside it does not offer u any flexibility in manipulating the contents of the excel sheet.

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if u want control over the data then

http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/

is a good option.
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thanks. it works great.
contentType would be sufficient for me.
i don't need control over the data.
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