Problems with the < character in excell

I am writing data to excell settign the content type to <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/vnd.ms-excel; charset=UTF-8" />

if I have data such as 'Table <55' the data
'Table' gets printed in the cell but the remaining data <55 is ignored?

Any ideas?
inzaghiAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

colr__Commented:
Your writing the excel sheet as html so when it hits this tag it expects an html tag, which it doesnt get. The applications response to this is to ignore what it believws to be a spurios tag.

Try coding your brackets using &lt; for the left brace, and &rt; for the right brace.

colr__

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
colr__Commented:
You'll have to apply replaceAll("<", "&lt;") and replaceAll(">", "&rt;") to your data set before writing it to the excel sheet (assuming its a string obejct youve got).

colr__
colr__Commented:
Apologies, its &gt; for the right tag.

colr__
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Java

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.