Output excel file easy with ColdFusion MX.
Hi Many years ago i wrote an article here to create an excel CSV file with ColdFusion.
I wanted to update this with the newer easier way to accomplish the same goal.
have a search page with an output type drop box called "otype" values("web","xls","prt")
Write out your page in an HTML table with the columns you want in excel.
Then put an IF statement around your table or simply at the bottom of the page with links to the same page with the otype or a form that submits to the same page with the otype var.
then use this code:
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<cfif #form.otype# EQ "xls">
<cfelseif #form.otype# EQ "prt">
Thats it, very simple and when the link is clicked or form is submited, the user will be asked to download the Excel file.
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