In fact, even formulas are becoming less of an issue in POI. No VBA yet, and charts are still limited.

Mark Murphy
STAR BASE Consulting, Inc.
mmurphy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: -----
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/21/2015 10:43AM
Subject: Re: Update Excel with RPG


On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Steinmetz, Paul <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
1) Can this also be done as a new Excel.
2) Secondly, can this Excel be auto mailed as an attachment.
3) Or, can a link be included in the body of an email pointing to the Excel.

Yes, yes, and yes. All quite easily.

In fact, you have many more choices if you are generating a new
workbook rather than updating an existing one. The reason is that it's
a lot easier (for folks writing libraries) to write Excel than to
"losslessly" read Excel. (The losses I'm talking about are formulas,
formatting, charts, macros, etc. Just reading out raw data is not that
bad.)

John Y.

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