sending data from .ASP to excel is not working.

Posted on 2010-11-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an ASP page that displays data from an access table. On the page i have a form button that calls another page that basically takes the data being diplayed and sends it to excel. This has been working for almost a year now suddenly, its not working. No cade has changed. The code to send the data to excel is attached below. Can anyone offer suggestions as to why this does not work anymore.
<%@ Language=VBScript %>


Dim arrMonths(11)

arrMonths(0) = "Jan"

arrMonths(1) = "Feb"

arrMonths(2) = "March"

arrMonths(3) = "April"

arrMonths(4) = "May"

arrMonths(5) = "June"

arrMonths(6) = "July"

arrMonths(7) = "Aug"

arrMonths(8) = "Sep"

arrMonths(9) = "Oct"

arrMonths(10) = "Nov"

arrMonths(11) = "Dec"

dim Rs

Dim strSQL

session("strSQL") = request("strSQL")

vMdbFile = Server.MapPath("\virtual\data\EnergySysVC\TiH.mdb")

	vConnStr = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Persist Security info=False;Data Source=" & vMdbFile	

		'Open Database Connection

		Set Conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

		Conn.Open vConnStr

set Rs=server.createobject("ADODB.recordset")

Response.ContentType = "application/"

Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=Enquiry_List.xls" 

strSQL = "SELECT * FROM tblTIHMetrics "

If Request.QueryString("Month") <> "" OR Request.QueryString("Year") <> "" OR Request.QueryString("Site") <> "" Then

     strSQL = strSQL & "WHERE"

End If

If Request.QueryString("Month") <> "" Then

      strSQL = strSQL & " month = '" & Request.QueryString("Month") & "'"

      If Request.QueryString("Year") <> "" OR Request.QueryString("Site") <> "" Then

            strSQL = strSQL & " and"

      End If

End If

If Request.QueryString("Year") <> "" Then

      strSQL = strSQL & " year = '" & Request.QueryString("Year") & "'"

      If Request.QueryString("Site") <> "" Then

            strSQL = strSQL & " and"

      End If

End If

If Request.QueryString("Site") <> "" Then

      strSQL = strSQL & " site = '" & Request.QueryString("Site") & "'"

End If

strSQL = strSQL & " ORDER BY 'site'"

'response.write strSQL strSQL,Conn,1,3



if Rs.eof <> true then

response.write "<table border=1>" & _

"<tr><td><strong>Name</strong></td><td>" & _

"<strong>Month</strong></td><td><strong>Year</strong>" & _

"</td><td><strong>Site</strong></td><td><strong>Planned Hours Per Job</strong></td>" & _

"<td><strong>Actual Hours Per Job</strong></td><td><strong>Percent of One Mans Job</strong>" & _

"</td><td><strong>Percent of Jobs started in Afternoon</strong></td>" &_

"<td><strong>TIH Hours Per Job</strong></td><td><strong>Total Jobs</strong></td></tr>"

while not Rs.eof

response.write "<tr><td>" & Rs.fields("Name") & "</td><td>" & Rs.fields("Month") & _

"</td><td>" & Rs.fields("Year") & "</td><td>" & Rs.fields("Site") & _

"</td><td>" & Rs.fields("PlannedHoursperJob") & "</td><td>" & _

Rs.fields("ActualHoursperJob") & "</td><td>" & Rs.fields("PercentOneManJobs") & _

"</td><td>" & Rs.fields("PercentJobsStartedintheAfternoon") & _

"</td><td>" & Rs.fields("TIHHoursperJob") & "</td><td>" & Rs.fields("TotalJobs") & _




response.write "</table>"

end if

set rs=nothing



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Question by:jlcannon
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Expert Comment

ID: 34242391
What exactly isn't working about it?

Author Comment

ID: 34242613
in the past, up until recently when anyone clicked the "Export to excel" button on the page it sent the exact data on the page to an excel sheet called Enquiry_List.xls but now you click export to excel, it does nothing at all.

the button is on an ASP page and the button code looks like this.
<form method="post" action="export_to_excel.asp?Year=<%=Yr%>&Month=<%=Mth%>&Site=<%=Ste%>"><input type="Submit" value="Export to Excel"></form>
and the code from the "export_to_excel.asp code is what i posted attached to the question.
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Accepted Solution

ChetOS82 earned 500 total points
ID: 34242634
I would start by commenting out the:

Response.ContentType = "application/"
Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=Enquiry_List.xls"

and then see if the server is throwing an error that you just couldn't see.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34242710
by doing this I saw that the jet service was hanging. Thanks.

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