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  • Export to xls

    I have a dialogue with the code below in an aftervalidate event.
    I'm trying to give the user the option to save the records.
    What i get is the leads.xls saved in the session folder and the error message below. Any ideas?

    The requested URL /session_folders/927bf431a88f4b99abda4e4fc351c6aa/C:\A5Webroot\session_folders\927bf431a88f4b99abda4e4fc351c6aa\leads.xls was not found on this server.

    export_filename = session.session_folder + "leads.xls"
    a_tbl ="[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\act_leads")
    query.order = ""
    query.filter = ""
    export.type = 4
    export.names = .T.
    export.file = export_filename
    export.options = ""
    export.field_sep = ""
    export.record_sep = ""
    export.fields = 3
    export.field1 = "issued_to"
    export.field2 = "status"
    export.field3 = alltrim("new_notes")
    if file.exists(export_filename)
    response.redirect(session.session_url + export_filename)
    end if

  • #2
    Re: Export to xls

    I think you need to supply the backslash.

    export_filename = session.session_folder [COLOR="Red"]+ chr(92)[/COLOR] + "leads.xls"

    export_filename = session.session_folder +"[COLOR="Red"]\[/COLOR]leads.xls"
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Export to xls

      Hi Stan,
      No joy with that, very strange,if i drop

      export_filename = session.session_folder +"\leads.xls"


      if file.exists(export_filename)
      response.redirect(session.session_url + export_filename)
      end if

      The script runs fine but without prompting a file save, which is obvioulsy no use other than localhost testing when you can get at the file.


      • #4
        Re: Export to xls

        response.redirect(session.session_url + "leads.xls")

        Lenny Forziati
        Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
        Alpha Software Corporation


        • #5
          Re: Export to xls

          Just wanted to add that, rather than performing an export, you can get an xls output by creating a normal report under the Reports tab in Alpha.

          Lay it out the report like a spreadsheet, and run through the process of adding a report to your web app. Then edit "PDF" to be "XLS" and the output will come up for download and open in Excel automatically when you run the report.
          Steve Wood
          There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
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          • #6
            Re: Export to xls

            Perfect Lenny, Thank you all.

            we usually use the reporting output but in this instance one of the fields sometimes has several hundred characters in it and the report can't cope with the size.
            Using the export rather than report gives a clean single row output per record even though its a mile long!!!
            Our consultants are a merry band of the technically phobic to technically astute and we try to make it as simple as possible for all.


            • #7
              Re: Export to xls

              It's the phobics astute ones you have to watch out for.
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              • #8
                Re: Export to xls

                Hi all,
                Moved on a bit from start of post, the code below works fine, i need to filter it for the specific individual, do i do this using an argument in the same way as you would a report, something like.

                dim cuser as c
                cuser = session.filteruserid
                dim args as sql::arguments

                export_filename = session.session_folder + "test.xls"
                if file.exists(export_filename) then
                	overwrite_result = ui_msg_box("Warning","'"+export_filename+"' already exists." + crlf(2) + "Would you like to overwrite it?",UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL+UI_YES_NO)
                	if overwrite_result <> UI_YES_SELECTED then
                	end if
                end if
                a_tbl ="[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\leads")
                DIM a5_operation_order as C
                a5_operation_order = ""
                query.order = a5_operation_order
                DIM a5_operation_filter as C
                a5_operation_filter = "Status=\"APP\""
                query.filter = a5_operation_filter
                query.options = "I"
                query.Description = "Temporary Query"
                i_indx = a_tbl.query_create()
                export.type = 4
                export.names = .T.
                export.file = export_filename
                export.options = ""
                export.field_sep = ""
                export.record_sep = ""
                export.fields = 41
                export.field1 = "urn"
                export.field2 = "issued_to"
                export.field3 = "title"
                export.field4 = "firstname"
                export.field5 = "surname"
                export.field6 = "address_1"
                export.field7 = "address_2"
                export.field8 = "address_3"
                export.field9 = "town"
                export.field10 = "county"
                export.field11 = "postcode"
                export.field12 = "telephone"
                export.field13 = "mobile"
                export.field14 = "result"
                export.field15 = "date_of_is"
                export.field16 = "yr_issued"
                export.field17 = "wk_issued"
                export.field18 = "available_"
                export.field19 = "days_not_a"
                export.field20 = "date_canva"
                export.field21 = "supplier"
                export.field22 = "calc_post"
                export.field23 = "notes_1"
                export.field24 = "notes_2"
                export.field25 = "dqnotes"
                export.field26 = "email"
                export.field27 = "status"
                export.field28 = "call_back_date"
                export.field29 = "appt_date"
                export.field30 = "appt_time"
                export.field31 = "re_appt_date"
                export.field32 = "re_appt_time"
                export.field33 = "product"
                export.field34 = "new_notes"
                export.field35 = "last_time_called"
                export.field36 = "capacity"
                export.field37 = "date_app_made"
                export.field38 = "letter_sent"
                export.field39 = "adv_issue"
                export.field40 = "client_discount"
                export.field41 = "sendmail"
                if file.exists(export_filename)
                response.redirect(session.session_url + "test.xls")
                end if