Could you point a way or possibly free tool you ever know to convert a complex report FRT to an Excell sheet?

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Could you point a way or possibly free  tool you ever know to convert a complex report FRT to an Excell sheet?

By complex I mean, accordingly with the picture, data for 03 diferent DBF(s)

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So by using:

Copy Fields Desp, Tp_mv, Val1, Val2, Val3, Val4, Val5, Val6, Val7, Val8, Val9, Val10   To (n_cx) Type Xl5

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Doesn't solve the entire needs.

Thanks in advance!
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAsked:
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jrbbldrCommented:
Apparently you already have VFP.   That's good since it already gives you a 'free' tool to create the Excel file as you want/need..
That tool is VFP Automation of Excel.  

By using VFP's Automation you can write your data to the Excel file directly cell-by-cell and put anything else into the Excel file you want.
Sure it may not be quick-and-easy to write all of your Automation code, but it works very well and it is 'free' for owners of VFP.

From the web you can get many examples of VFP Automation of Excel.

Good Luck
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Hi

I had used VFP automation before, a very impredictable and time consuming operation....
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jrbbldrCommented:
You are correct in that it is very time consuming to initially develop the VFP Automation.  
I have done it more than once and each time it took me a good while to get is all working.
And those which were very complex took even longer.
But I found it to be very predictable in its operation as long as I took care of what needed to be done.

Looking at your 3 Data Table FRX Form picture above, it doesn't look too hard to do a similar thing in Excel with Automation.

<Set up the Excel Application Object and Worksheet>

SELECT DBF1
<do automation and 'remember' where you left off>

SELECT DBF2
<do automation - starting from where you left off above and, again, 'remember where you left off>

SELECT DBF3
<do automation  - starting from where you left off above>

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However doing a Google search for:   vfp frx to excel   yielded a number of 'finds' which might be worth considering.

Also, keep in mind, that if a development task is BUSINESS CRITICAL then it is well worth spending money on it instead of only considering 'free' methods.

Good Luck
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
The VFP to Excel automation execution itself is very time consuming and the results changes from time to time...
I did  a workaroung by using a select UNION with the 03 tables and then copying it to Excel.
The result is reasonable.
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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Hi

Since I  avoid VFP automation as I could due its impredictable behavour my option was to do an UNION between the tables.
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