There was an RPG TOOLS command that could be used in a CL program to convert
a file to something like a comma seperated file. What we did was modify the
program that created the spreadsheet data to output to a work file. Use the
cvtxxxxx command from RPGTOOLS and then FTP to the server where is could be
retrieved by the user. When the user double clicked on it, it opened into an
Excel spreadsheet. Offhand I don't know who offers RPG Tools. Possibly
someone else could supply that info. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dennis Basiner
Manager, Information Systems
Cains Foods L.P.
Tel. 978.772.0300
Email dbasiner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of buser@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 10:23 AM
To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Pulling Data from Spreadsheets


   We are looking for a product that will pull data off the AS/400=ut of
   BPCS and populate this data into cells on an Excel Spreadsheet.&nbs=;
   Does anyone know of any third party products that will automatically int
egrate Excel with BPCS running on an AS/400.  I know we can use Client
Access to download and import into Excel, but I am looking for something
   m=re user friendly for end users with little/no AS/400 technical
   knowledge.<=div>

   Thanks,

   Jerry Hunt</D=V>
   Neuville Industries Inc.
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