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  • Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

    Does anyone know whether A5's export function is compatible with Excel 2007 and 2010? We are currently using A5v5. We export certain info from some tables. The problem we are having is that when the exported file from A5 is opened from Excel 2007, we get an error that states there was a problem and some data may have been lost. If we open the same exported file in Excel 2003 and just save it, and then open it in Excel2007 there is no problem and no error. Obviously Excel 2007 doesn't like the exported file from A5v5. We are considering upgrading to A5v11 but I'm wondering if we will encounter the same problem. If anyone has knowledge whether it works fine from v11 please let me know. Thank you for the replies in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

    The old style export hasn't changed. The new AlphaDAO export supports newer versions of Excel.

    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

      I just installed the latest build from A5 and now am getting a "corrupted file" error message when trying to export to Excel.

      I read in another discussion on this forum that this was a bug. Has this been fixed? Is there a patch somewhere to correct the issue? Seems they have known about this bug for sometime, seems odd that it would not be fixed.



      • #4
        Re: Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

        If in fact it is a bug and you have the current release it would not have been fixed. Alpha has not released an A5 update since around November.

        John W.


        • #5
          Re: Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

          A work around reported somewhere here is to save the file first as XLS, not XLSX, then opening the file.
          This is working for me.
          Find the Good and Praise It
          Alex Haley


          • #6
            Re: Export to Excel 2007 or 2010

            Hi Richard,

            Thank you for posting this. I wasn't sure what to make of the fact that the data I exported to x.slsx format was coming up corrupts.


            Originally posted by richatal5soft View Post
            A work around reported somewhere here is to save the file first as XLS, not XLSX, then opening the file.
            This is working for me.