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Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

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  • Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

    Hi everyone !

    I am trying to import an excel file into a grid while my ADO connection is an oracle database (I tested both 9i and 11 versions).
    It seems that unicode characters during excel importing into a grid is not supported.
    I think it is a temporary (dbf) file issue but I'm not sure.
    Does anybody have a similar problem or a good idea ?

    Best Regards

  • #2
    Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

    There was a recent post in the desktop forum, v11, dealing with the same issue. See Re: Importing Fractions in a String?
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

      Thank you for your reply.
      Unfortunately there is no solution yet. Although dbf files seem not to support unicode, when I import an sql table with unicode through genie into a dbf , all characters were fine.
      So I think the development team should check this issue.


      • #4
        Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

        To everyone who is interested reading international characters correctly via excel import:
        - Perform a File Upload - User Defined
        - Write your own xbasic code for reading rows and cells

        Alpha is a great piece of software


        • #5
          Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

          Hi Vagkomninos,

          How I can read from Excel my rows and cells?
          My .dbf file was created in ANSI without Unicode


          • #6
            Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?

            Hi Paul,

            Sorry for my late response but I was too busy the last days.
            I want to clarify that I am working with Oracle but I guess the same philosophy stands for the dbf files.

            1. Create a button in a UX component
            2. OnClick add a File Upload - User Defined action
            3. Set in the properties of the action and specifically in the "After Upload" a xbasic function (example: DoUpload)
            4. In xbasic function you have to read and save the file and the start processing each row and each column of it.

            Dim completeFileName as c
            completeFileName = "C:\A5Webroot\LivePreview\uploads" + chr(92) + e.fileArray[1].fileName

            'create the document (work book) to hold the sheet
            dim Doc as Office::ExcelDocument

            'create the sheet
            dim Sheet as Office::Spreadsheet
            dim ct_ as Office::CellType
            dim cf_ as Office::Format
            Sheet = Doc.GetSheet(1)

            With this method you will be able to read unicode without any problem.



            • #7
              Re: Import Excel into Grid - support unicode ?


              Thanks for sharing this information, it has been very useful.