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Excel Reports from Web Server

Hello Experts,

I need to generate a few reports that are in Excel from a web server using ASP Classic.  I am able to do this if I have Excel installed, but 5 years ago I read that it is ilegal to install Excel on a server.  Where can I check this?

Further, If i can legally use Excel, does any one know of any down sides of this with regards to server perormance.  

If this is not legal, does any one have any alternate recomendations?  I was thinking of exporting a .csv, then having the user run a custom .vbs on their PC, but i want to avoid this multi-step approach.

FYI - All reports are for a small office,.

Thank you
Microsoft ExcelWindows Server 2003ASP

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I need to generate a few reports that are in Excel from a web server using ASP Classic
There is a very simple solution...just create your output as .csv
.csv files are basic text files which Excel is able to open directly.
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There is a very simple solution...just create your output as .csv
.csv files are basic text files which Excel is able to open directly.

Not that easy... I need groupings  and charts.
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