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Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

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    Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel


    How do I export data from 2 lists to the same Excel file so it will result in 2 sheets on the same file?

    Is that possible at all?

    Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

    Sure. But you have to code it. Alpha offers access to .Net commands which make it easy to do anything you want in Excel.
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      Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

      Do you have an example how to export 2 lists to one excel file


        Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

        Alternatively you can use the toExcel() in a xbasic function:

        I do not have a readily available example to post here but the alpha documentation gives an example of its use.
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          Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

          No, you will have to code it yourself. But here is some sample .Net code you can use in xbasic to give you the idea. This example happens to use dbf, not SQL but don't let that throw you. It's exactly the same principle. If you want to go directly from the lists, you will have to research Alpha's JSON methods to grab the data from the lists and pass it into the xbasic function.

          ''count the number of records to use in formatting Excel
          vCount = tablecount(vADBPath + "data_exp.dbf",".t.")
          vEndRow = vCount + 1		''add 1 to account for field headings
          ''Format Excel
          dim Doc as Office::ExcelDocument
          dim Sheet as Office::Spreadsheet
          IF Doc.Load(vFileName)
              IF Doc.FindSheet(Sheet,"data_exp")
              	''set column headings
                  Sheet.Write(1,1,"Store No")
                  Sheet.Write(1,2,"Date Key")
                  Sheet.Write(1,3,"Record No")
                  Sheet.Write(1,4,"Area Num")
                  Sheet.Write(1,5,"Area Desc")
                  Sheet.Write(1,6,"Loc Num")
                  Sheet.Write(1,7,"Loc Desc")
                  Sheet.Write(1,8,"Cat Num")
                  Sheet.Write(1,9,"Cost Perc")
                  Sheet.Write(1,10,"Cat desc")
                  Sheet.Write(1,11,"Captured SKU")
                  Sheet.Write(1,14,"Found Stat")
                  Sheet.Write(1,15,"Extended Quantity")
                  Sheet.Write(1,17,"Extended Retail")
                  Sheet.Write(1,18,"Cost price")
                  Sheet.Write(1,19,"Extended Cost")
                  Sheet.Write(1,20,"Tcost Price")
                  Sheet.Write(1,21,"Extended Tcost")
                  Sheet.Write(1,22,"CM Dept")
                  Sheet.Write(1,23,"Extra 1")
                  Sheet.Write(1,24,"Extra 2")
                  Sheet.Write(1,25,"Extra 3")
                  Sheet.Write(1,26,"Extra 4")
                  Sheet.Write(1,27,"Emp Id")
                  Sheet.Write(1,28,"Date Time Stamp")
          		''Set GeneralFormat format to General
          		GeneralFormat = Doc.AddFormat()
          		GeneralFormat.HorizontalAlignment = Office::HorizontalAlignment::Center
          		GeneralFormat.NumericFormat = Office::NumericFormat::General
          ''		Set column widths on columns that are too wide
          		''Set NumericFormat format to Numeric, 2 decimals
          		NumericFormat = Doc.AddFormat()
          		NumericFormat.HorizontalAlignment = Office::HorizontalAlignment::Right
          		NumericFormat.NumericFormat = Office::NumericFormat::NumberDecimal2
          		''Set NumericFormat format to %, 2 decimals
          		PercFormat = Doc.AddFormat()
          		PercFormat.HorizontalAlignment = Office::HorizontalAlignment::Right
          		PercFormat.NumericFormat = Office::NumericFormat::PercentDecimal2
              END IF
          END IF
          delete doc
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            Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

            Oh geeze, Mike. .toExcel is the easy way. Forgot about that even though I have used it.

            dim cn as SQL::Connection
            dim rs as SQL::ResultSet
            dim sql as C = "SELECT * FROM Customers"
            dim filename as c = "C:\path\to\Northwind_Customers.xls"
            ' Open connection to Northwind Access database
            if (cn.ResultSet.toExcel(filename) = .f.) then
                ui_msg_box("An error occured: " + cn.ResultSet.CallResult)
            end if
            The .Net thing is great if you want TOTAL control of the spreadsheet output.
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              Re: Exporting to Excel file from 2 lists to 2 sheetys on the same Excel

              There's an easy way. Alpha gives you the ability to export from the list in Action JavaScript:

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