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Export to Excel from SQL Server - Wrong Data Type - Classic ASP

Stefan Motz
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Hi Experts,
I'm trying to export data from my SQL Server database to an Excel file. I am using Classic ASP.
The problem is with the Emp_Id column. The data type is Varchar(6) . Some Emp_Id strart with a zero. After the export the 0 disappears from the beginning of these employee numbers. How could I prevent this?
<%
 'Build & Execute Your SQL Command

 strSQL = "SELECT * FROM Workgroups order by Last_Name"
 Set rs = Conn.Execute(strSQL)

 'Set the HTTP Header
 Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"
 Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "filename=""AllEmployees.xls"""

 'Output Table %>
<table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
<tr bgcolor="#000080">
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>Emp#</b></font></th>
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>Last Name</b></font></th>
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>First Name</b></font></th>
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>Work Area</font></th>
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>Assignment</font></th>
<th align="center"><font color="#ffffff"><b>Supervisor</font></th>
</tr>
  <% Do While Not rs.EOF %>
<%
 if color = "#fffff0" then
 color = "#D6E3E6"
 else
 color = "#fffff0"
 end if
 %>
<tr style="background-color:<%=color%>">
<td align="center"><%=rs("Emp_Id")%></td>
<td align="left" nowrap><%=rs("Last_Name")%></td>
<td align="left"><%=rs("First_Name")%></td>
<td align="center"><%=rs("Work_Area")%></td>
<td align="center"><%=rs("Assignment")%></td>
<td align="left"><%=rs("Supervisor")%></td>

</tr>
  <% rs.MoveNext : Loop %>
</table>

 <%
 'Stop Processing Page Now
 Response.End
 %>

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Please take a look at my code; I would appreciate your help.
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