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Do I need to install Excel on the server?

Hi all,

I'd like to ask if I use "Dim ExelApp AS New Excel.Application" for my web
application where I need to open up a multiiple sheets Excel template file on
the server, write some data and do some formatting to it using Excel
functions and then saved the file and pass it to the client user. Do I really
have to have the Excel installed onto the server? Or can I use copy certain
libraries (.dll) files onto the server and my web application are able to do
the tasks I had wanted it to do.

Thanks & Regards,
Keith Chang
Sep 26 '06 #1
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"Copying some DLL files" is installing Excel.

Depending on which version you are targetting you could also use XML files
so that you can update those files wihtout Excel server side.
You could also do this work client side (though in this case, you site will
have to be trusted to be able to launch Excel).
You have also third party product allowing to handle Excel files...

--
Patrice

"Keith" <Ke***@discussions.microsoft.coma écrit dans le message de news:
65**********************************@microsoft.com...
Hi all,

I'd like to ask if I use "Dim ExelApp AS New Excel.Application" for my web
application where I need to open up a multiiple sheets Excel template file
on
the server, write some data and do some formatting to it using Excel
functions and then saved the file and pass it to the client user. Do I
really
have to have the Excel installed onto the server? Or can I use copy
certain
libraries (.dll) files onto the server and my web application are able to
do
the tasks I had wanted it to do.

Thanks & Regards,
Keith Chang

Sep 26 '06 #2
Hi Patrice,

Thanks for replying!
I need at least version 2000 and above. My client need the data to be
displayed in a certain format, that's why I'd basically need to open the
template and write the data in. Or am I able to do such tasks to the client's
Excel?

Thanks & Regards,
Keith Chang

"Patrice" wrote:
"Copying some DLL files" is installing Excel.

Depending on which version you are targetting you could also use XML files
so that you can update those files wihtout Excel server side.
You could also do this work client side (though in this case, you site will
have to be trusted to be able to launch Excel).
You have also third party product allowing to handle Excel files...

--
Patrice

"Keith" <Ke***@discussions.microsoft.coma écrit dans le message de news:
65**********************************@microsoft.com...
Hi all,

I'd like to ask if I use "Dim ExelApp AS New Excel.Application" for my web
application where I need to open up a multiiple sheets Excel template file
on
the server, write some data and do some formatting to it using Excel
functions and then saved the file and pass it to the client user. Do I
really
have to have the Excel installed onto the server? Or can I use copy
certain
libraries (.dll) files onto the server and my web application are able to
do
the tasks I had wanted it to do.

Thanks & Regards,
Keith Chang


Sep 26 '06 #3

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