exporting to Excel at runtime using System.IO.MemoryStream

Posted on 2013-01-15
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
I have the following code below that I pulled from export to PDF at runtime, and just changed the memorystream to excel from PDF.
I do not see anywhere to put any options like autofit columns.

This works when a user clicks on the open report in excel button, but no format options.
Is there a better approach to this or is there format options I can do with the below code?

  Dim report As New Screen_CostsSummarySheetNewNoDates
                            Dim connectionInfo As New ConnectionInfo()

                            connectionInfo.DatabaseName = "LaborSheets"
                            connectionInfo.UserID =
                            connectionInfo.Password =
                            SetDBLogonForReport(connectionInfo, report)
                            Dim JobHolder = report.ParameterFields("JobNumberHolder")
                            Dim InvoiceNumberHold = report.ParameterFields("TAXBRACKET")

                            Dim s As System.IO.MemoryStream = report.ExportToStream(ExportFormatType.ExcelWorkbook)
                            Dim fs As System.IO.FileStream
                            Dim w As System.IO.BinaryWriter

                            fs = New System.IO.FileStream("C:\Temp\Cost Summary Sheet ALL Dates for " & JLabel.Text & ".xlsx", IO.FileMode.OpenOrCreate)
                            w = New System.IO.BinaryWriter(fs)
                            w.Seek(0, System.IO.SeekOrigin.Begin)
                            s = Nothing
                            fs = Nothing
                            w = Nothing
Question by:BKennedy2008
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mlmcc earned 250 total points
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Is this a Crystal Reports question?

If so, why are you exporting that way rather than using the built in Crystal exporting methods?

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CodeCruiser earned 250 total points
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To be able to format the Excel file, you will need to open it using Excel interop and set those properties.

Author Comment

ID: 38779977
using the CR Built in options, what did I mess up?

   Dim CrExportOptions As ExportOptions
                            Dim CrDiskFileDestinationOptions As New  _
                            Dim CrFormatTypeOptions As ExcelFormatOptions = ExportOptions.CreateExcelFormatOptions()
                            CrDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = "C:\Temp\Cost Summary Sheet ALL Dates for " & JLabel.Text & ".xlsx"
                            CrFormatTypeOptions.ExcelTabHasColumnHeadings = True
                            CrFormatTypeOptions.ExcelUseConstantColumnWidth = True
                            CrFormatTypeOptions.ExcelConstantColumnWidth = "15"
                            CrExportOptions = report.ExportOptions
                            With CrExportOptions
                                .ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile
                                .ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.ExcelWorkbook
                                .DestinationOptions = CrDiskFileDestinationOptions
                                .FormatOptions = CrFormatTypeOptions
                            End With
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Expert Comment

ID: 38780742
WHat is the result?


Author Comment

ID: 38782137
none of the format is being applied
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Expert Comment

ID: 38785558
What version of Crystal are you using?


Author Closing Comment

ID: 38805401
My bad, got caught up in the end of the year reports.
Kudos to both,
I used the built in CR to create the report, then used the interop to open the file.

Works like a champ.
Thanks again

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