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RE: Create Excel spreadsheet (including formulas, color, comments, etc) on iSeries unattended in batch mode



Your right, they updated the requirements.
Formulas, color, comments, etc.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:27 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Create Excel spreadsheet on iSeries unattended in batch mode

There's about a billion ways to generate simple column lists into Excel. I think there's a command out there somewhere called SQL2XLS or some such thing.
However, your users are going to quickly tire of simple column lists, or they are going to be wasting time constantly reformatting these simple column lists. And then there will come a point where it's not "email them to everyone in the world" but instead, post it on the website for those interested, probably in a log in only area.
What I am saying is they will want extra formatting, built in formulas, etc. So I would skip the simple columnar output and bite the bullet right away and learn the ways to generate your own formatting complete with pretty lines, built in formulas and whatnot - like the Scott Klement examples noted or some of the other alternatives.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
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