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Hi All, I am struggling with opening an excel application and writing data to it from perlscript in a .asp webpage. I have test example .pl file which does the job nicely...opening up excel and the file. See below code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w ###################################################################### +######### # # Example of how to use the Spreadsheet::WriteExcel module to send an +Excel # file to a browser in a CGI program. # # On Windows the hash-bang line should be something like: # # #!C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe # # The "Content-Disposition" line will cause a prompt to be generated t +o save # the file. If you want to stream the file to the browser instead, com +ment out # that line as shown below. # # reverse(''), March 2001, John McNamara, jmcnamara@cpan.org # use strict; use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel; # Set the filename and send the content type my $filename ="cgitest.xls"; print "Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel\n"; # The Content-Disposition will generate a prompt to save the file. If +you want # to stream the file to the browser, comment out the following line. print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$filename\n"; print "\n"; # Create a new workbook and add a worksheet. The special Perl filehand +le - will # redirect the output to STDOUT # my $workbook = Spreadsheet::WriteExcel->new("-"); my $worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet(); # Set the column width for column 1 $worksheet->set_column(0, 0, 20); # Create a format my $format = $workbook->add_format(); $format->set_bold(); $format->set_size(15); $format->set_color('blue'); # Write to the workbook $worksheet->write(0, 0, "Hi Excel!", $format); __END__

This next bit is where I come unstuck. When I put this code in a .asp file with <%@ Language=PerlScript %> tags in it then it doesn't work. So the code in .pl file opens Excel fine but with the code in the .asp file nothing happens. This is what I tried to do:

<%@ Language=PerlScript %> <% use strict; use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel; # Set the filename and send the content type my $filename ="cgitest.xls"; print "Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel\n"; # The Content-Disposition will generate a prompt to save the file. If +you want # to stream the file to the browser, comment out the following line. print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$filename\n"; print "\n"; # Create a new workbook and add a worksheet. The special Perl filehand +le - will # redirect the output to STDOUT # my $workbook = Spreadsheet::WriteExcel->new("-"); my $worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet(); # Set the column width for column 1 $worksheet->set_column(0, 0, 20); # Create a format my $format = $workbook->add_format(); $format->set_bold(); $format->set_size(15); $format->set_color('blue'); # Write to the workbook $worksheet->write(0, 0, "Hi Excel!", $format); __END__ %>

Probably, needless to say I am a novice. I am stumped on this and would value some guidance. Kind regards, Catherine


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