ColdFusion How do I set the cell padding when creating an excel spreadsheet?

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How do I increase the cell padding (space between the text and the cell) for the whole excel document?
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Increase the width of the column, if it's right justified add padding-right: style

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Can you give me an example?
The example depends on how you are coding it; can you post part of your code so I can see what you're doing and then I can help adjust it..
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Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
In excel, you can set the indent attribute for a cell.

e.g.

Range("A1").IndentLevel = 5

With coldfusion you can set the display attributes for a cell/rows/columns

e.g.

cellFormat = StructNew();
cellFormat.font = "Arial";
cellFormat.fontsize = "18";
cellFormat.color = "black";
cellFormat.alignment = "left";
cellFormat.verticalalignment = "vertical_top"
cellFormat.textwrap = "true";
cellFormat.fgcolor = "white";
cellFormat.indent=5;


SpreadsheetFormatcell( sheetObj, cellFormat, rowNum, colNum );

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Commented:
What property creates space above and below the text in a cell?
Is there one property to create space all around the text in a cell?

Here is my existing code:

<cfif structKeyExists(FORM, "export") AND structKeyExists(VARIABLES, "Results")>
      <cfset sObj = SpreadsheetNew(#discipline1#)>
   
    <!--- add query parmas in 1st row and center align --->
    <cfset columnsInQuery = listLen(results.columnList)>
    <cfset SpreadsheetMergeCells(sObj, 1, 1, 1, columnsInQuery)>
    <cfset SpreadSheetSetCellValue(sObj, querySummary, 1, 1)>
    <cfset SpreadsheetFormatRow(sObj, {alignment="center"}, 1)>

    <!--- add record count in 2nd row and center align --->
    <cfset SpreadsheetMergeCells(sObj, 2, 2, 1, columnsInQuery)>
    <cfset SpreadSheetSetCellValue(sObj, recordsSummary, 2, 1)>
    <cfset SpreadsheetFormatRow(sObj, {alignment="center"}, 2)>

        <!--- Create header row --->
      <cfset SpreadsheetAddRow(sObj, "EQ,lian,S,Sp,Pro,Num,D,Description,QTY,QTY2 ,UI,SN,Con,Date")>
      <cfset SpreadsheetFormatRows(sObj, {bold=TRUE,fgcolor="grey_25_percent",fontsize="12", alignment="center"}, "1-3")>
    <cfset SpreadsheetFormatRow(sObj, {topborder="medium"}, 3)>
      <cfset SpreadsheetAddRows(sObj, Results)>
      <cfset SpreadsheetFormatColumns(sObj, {fontsize="12",bottomborder="medium",leftborder="medium",rightborder="medium"},"1-14")>
   
   
     <cfset saveToFile = "C:\orders#createUUID()#.xls">
     <cfspreadsheet action="write" name="sObj" filename="#saveToFile#" overwrite="true">

     <cfheader name="Content-Disposition" value="inline; filename=Orders.xls">
     <cfcontent type="application/excel" file="#saveToFile#" deletefile="yes">
     <!---- we're finished so exit --->
     <cfabort />
</cfif>
Oh, you're using cfspreadsheet - I haven't used that yet.

But there is a height function to set the row height:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/9.0/CFMLRef/WSD5DCEA07-5C77-4c79-BCF5-AD48D265243C.html

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Commented:
How can I use SpreadsheetSetRowHeight for all rows?

The number of rows vary according to query results.
Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
excel vba : Range("A").RowHeight  = 30;

Coldfusion Function:

SpreadsheetSetRowHeight

You can also try

rowFormat.rowheight
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Commented:
> How can I use SpreadsheetSetRowHeight for all rows?

(No points)

As gdemaria mentioned, there's SpreadsheetSetRowHeight. But it doesn't accept a range. You must call it in a loop.

    <cfset maxRow = Results.recordCount +  (number of header rows)>
    <cfloop from="1" to="#maxRow#" index="rowNum">
         <cfset SpreadsheetSetRowHeight(sObj, rowNum, (height you want))>
     </cfloop>
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Commented:
One more thing. I'm pretty sure Excel doesn't have the concept of cell padding like in html tables. AFAIK the best you can get is either change the row height (plus center align) like gdemaria suggested OR add indentation like pravinasar suggested. There is no setting to add padding on all sides.

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Commented:
Thanks _agx_ the loop worked great!

I'm having a problem with text wrapping and column width.

I want to text wrap the  third column header:
QTY REC to
QTY
REC

I tried using:
 <cfset SpreadsheetFormatCell(sObj, {textwrap=true}, 2, 3)>
 <cfset SpreadSheetSetColumnWidth(sObj, 3, 3)>

Without any effect.
Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
You can have textwrap

cellFormat.textwrap = "true";

But this would ensure you have break at particular location.
You can force line breaks to appear in cell contents by

value= "Line 1" & chr(10) & "Line 2"

Author

Commented:
How do I utilize/format this line in my spreadsheet code?

value= "Line 1" & chr(10) & "Line 2"

<cfset value= "Line 1" & chr(10) & "Line 2"?

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Most Valuable Expert 2015
Commented:
For a single cell value? Just combine your code w/ pravinasar's. If you want to wrap all cells in the column use SpreadsheetFormatColumn


<cfset SpreadSheetSetColumnWidth(sObj, 3, 3)>
<cfset SpreadsheetFormatCell(sObj, {textwrap=true}, 2, 3)>
<cfset cellValue = "This"& chr(10) & "value should"& chr(10) &"wrap">
<cfset SpreadsheetSetCellValue(sObj, cellValue, 2, 3)>

Author

Commented:
Big THANKS to everyone!
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Commented:
@DJPro - I think you accidentally omitted pravinasar's response as part of the answer. He mentioned using chr(10) to force a new line. (I just combined both of your answers into a working example.) If you want to reallocate, just use the "Request Attention" link in the original question and the mods can re-open it for you.  Cheers!
Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
It is weird

I put quite a bit of effort in explaining with cf functions

And I get zero

Have a nice year

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