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Exporting Query Results to Excel

Posted on 2013-02-04
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We recently moved a Classic ASP app to a new server that is running IE8, IIS6 but the code below that exports the html to excel has stopped working.  

Does anyone know of a workaround?

Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.xls"
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by:Big Monty
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try

Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"
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by:jmpatton
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No i tried that first and it didnt work.  Here is a stupid question, but does the MS Office suite have to be installed on the server for this to work?
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by:Big Monty
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Yes it does
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by:jmpatton
ID: 38860221
Thanks, I added excel to the server and no longer get the error, however, a "Open/Save" dialog box now opens up, but it will not open.
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by:Big Monty
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are you getting any kind of error when you try to open it?
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by:jmpatton
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No, I hit the open button and it does nothing.  If I hit the Save button, it tries to save the page in ".asp" format
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by:Big Monty
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what version of excel are you using? its hard to diagnose the issue without seeing more of the code
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by:jmpatton
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Excel 2010.

Here is my code below.  I have an asp page that does a query and returns the results into an html table to the user.  If the user would like an excel format, they click a link at the top of the page and they are sent to a new page running the same query and returning the same results in html format just with the excel code below at the top of the page.

<%

Response.Buffer = true
Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"  
      
      If Request.QueryString("SQLType") <> "" Then
            sSQLType = Request.QueryString("SQLType")
      End If
      
      If Session("sSQL") <> "" Then
      
            oRs.Open Session("sSQL"), oConn
      
      Else
            
            Response.Redirect("oracle_query.asp")
            
      End If  
%>
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try adding this to after the ContentType line:

Response.addHeader "content-disposition","attachment;filename=yourname.xls"
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by:jmpatton
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Great that worked.  Thanks so much for working with me
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by:Big Monty
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my pleasure, glad I could help :)
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