[Seaside] Generate Excel documents from Seaside (Pharo)
vaidasd at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 20:36:09 UTC 2014
Create Gnumeric file and ask the converter to convert to excel afterwards.
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Johan Brichau <johan at inceptive.be> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Another option is to serve a plain html table from your web app and use
> Excel webqueries  to pull in the data from Excell. You can serve a
> (static) excel file with the webquery embedded and have it pull in the data
> rather than trying to generate an excel yourself.
> We also had the best results generating spreadsheetML (which is the
> solution Tobias proposes).
> If you serve csv, be aware that excell does not treat this very well on
> all platforms. We tried all that a couple of years ago and finally found
> that only a CSV in UTF16 format which uses tabs as separator (not commas)
> is read by excell on all platforms [2,3]
> Also, the trick to just put the extension ‘xls’ to a csv file only works
> if the mime type was defined on the client computer. It does not work
> everywhere and can break at any time.
> On 31.01.2014, at 16:10, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com>
> I need to download the contents of a html table generated with Seaside as
> a file (actually the whole contents if the table is paginated).
> I wonder if somebody already implemented the feature to generate an Excel
> file programatically?
> I'm using CSV files, but the customer prefers Excel (it can be XLSX).
> Any thoughts? Command line converters? (linux)
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