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  • Insert Excel worksheet into a report

    Is it at all possible to insert a worksheet created in Excel into a report, and maintain the math functionality of the worksheet? I guess it would be more of a link than an insert....any ideas? I'm running A5 V 10. I don't need to capture the information being calculated as it isn't being tracked, I just need to display the info in a table/spreadsheet format and would like the calculations to be automated, as in a regular spreadsheet. I can't find any info on this in the help file. See snapshot below of what I hope to replicate. Only some of the info at the top is tracked in the database. I know I could do it by creating tables with all the possible fields but that's way more work than I want to get into for information that they don't want/need to track.
    Last edited by kyosadls; 06-07-2010, 05:04 PM. Reason: adding info

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    Re: Insert Excel worksheet into a report

    Ok.... maybe I should be thinking of how to export the few fields that are being captured into a spreadsheet......

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      Re: Insert Excel worksheet into a report

      Hi Diana,

      Are you trying to do a one time replication of the spreadsheet in an Alpha Report? It looks very easy to do. Or do you have to import various excel spreadsheets many times?

      Have you looked at the DAO import genie?

      Is there a reason you need to use Excel after it is set up in Alpha? Looks like a perfect reason to use Alpha all the way.

      Regards

      Ed

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        Re: Insert Excel worksheet into a report

        Hi Ed, thanks for the response. I was beginning to think I was on the playground all by myself...:)

        Actually I will need the ability to total items inserted into the spreadsheet in the "weight out" columns, so it would be imported many times; however,I don't want or need to retain this data.

        I didn't see the DAO feature, I was trying to do it with OLE so I will check that out. I've since found out these forms (such as the one I had attached) were developed in Word so I think I will try to set up an export and then a merge directly into those forms. This may make better sense especially since there are only 4 fields being populated from the database and the forms are already created.

        Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

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