Hello,
Another commercial solution for creating Excel workbooks is iEXL. However this product does not cater for updating an existing spreadsheet. All carried out using RPG, SQL, Query400, Java. Just create a work file or select an existing file in your database and run iEXL. No API's, all on the power system, no other hardware required. 
Options include.

- Fonts
- Colors
- Background and Text
- Text rotation
- Text underline
- Text alignment both horizontal and vertical
- Edit codes
- Column headings
- Functions/Formula
- Merge cells
- Hide columns
- Sort functionality
- Password
- Images
- Freeze Pane
- Page Heading & Footers
- Text insertion
- 50 DB files per workbook
- UNICODE data processing
- Data triggers
- Borders and Grids for document design
- Cell protection
- Insertion of blank rows
- Name the spreadsheet and email it.
- Up to 9999 sheets per workbook.
- Emails and much more.

All the above options can be specified at Cell, Row, Column, Sheet or Workbook level. 

For more info please see ieXL Software AS400 and iSeries Excel Spreadsheet Generation
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Regards,Mark.

On Monday, 21 December 2015, 17:44, Richard Schoen <Richard.Schoen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Not sure if a commercial solution is part of your thought process, but with our RPG2SQL Integrator Excel API you can be reading and writing spreadsheets in a matter of minutes.

http://www.helpsystems.com/rjs/products/features/rpg2sql-integrator

Regards,

Richard Schoen | Director of Document Management Technologies, HelpSystems
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message: 5
date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:52:40 +0000
from: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Update Excel with RPG

Is there documentation and/or examples for an RPGLE solution?


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Yeung
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 10:43 AM
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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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