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    Default E-mail with Excel Attachment

    Currently you can preview a report and e-mail that report as an attachment in a few different formats. I have need to send the attachment as an Excel file so the recepient can manipulate the report data. Has anyone tried to do this ?

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    Vince McGinnis
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    Default RE: E-mail with Excel Attachment

    Gary,

    If you're asking if you can convert a report to an excel file, see Peter Wayne's article:

    "Exporting Summary Data from Alpha Five"

    Of course, attaching that Excel file to an email is no problem with action scripting.

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    Vince McGinnis
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    PS, that article may be found at:

    www.learnalpha.com/export/export.htm

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    Default RE: E-mail with Excel Attachment

    Yes I am basically asking to convert an A5 report to Excel.
    The article does discuss deleting report header which may be a problem for me. Also the report has several calculated fields and a conditional object or two, so not sure if that is a problem as well.
    In any case thanks for the info, I will explore it further.

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    Default RE: E-mail with Excel Attachment

    Gary --

    I think you need to do what we've done before: offer a choice at the start for "printed report" or "Excel Export" then use seperate code to accomplish the export if/as needed.

    - Steve

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