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Re: Re: export a table to excel

by Caillte (Friar)
on Feb 26, 2002 at 17:05 UTC ( #147649=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: export a table to excel
in thread export a table to excel

When I had thsi problem on a linux system I used DBD::CSV to create a tab-seperated database and then used $cgi->redirect to change to it. Systems with Excel installed will treat files with a .csv extension as spreadsheets and convert them to Excel format when loading.

The only problem with this is it will only transmit data, no fancy formatting ;)

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Re: Re: Re: export a table to excel
by lachoy (Parson) on Feb 26, 2002 at 17:28 UTC

    Actually, you can really ensure the browser will send it to Excel by sending a content type of application/, even for tab-delimited files. This has worked reliably for me across three versions of Excel.

    M-x auto-bs-mode

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