How do you get TQRExcelFilter to save a quickreport to an xls file?

Posted on 2007-11-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
How do you get TQRExcelFilter to save a quickreport to an xls file? I have dropped aTQRExcelfilter compinent on the form, and when the preview screen shows, there is an option to save as an xls file. But nothing happens
Question by:jacoalb
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Limbeck earned 150 total points
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dropping a filter to your report will only add the option to save as in excel. If you want to save it using your code try something like this

  sf : TQRExcelFilter;
  ef := TQRExcelFilter.Create('c:\temp\abc.xls');

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The accepted solution gives an error:  Incompatible types: 'TComponent' and 'String'
Evidently something other than a string is required.
There does not seem to be any documentation on the use of that TQRExcelFilter component.
A Google search led to a hint that maybe there are two different components: one that comes with the standard Delphi and another that is a professional add-on, but the Delphi compiler is still configured to look at the original (which expects a string parameter).

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