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From Anna Bikkina <>
Subject Re: Need help on generating excel
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:30:50 GMT
Can someone please answer my question.

Thanks in advance,

On Friday 05 March 2004 04:47 pm, Anna Bikkina wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a application that has to generate html and excel with the same data.
> For now  I am trying to have 2 buttons one which would perform the query
> and display it in html
> 	 <map:generate src="security.xsp" type="serverpages"/>
>         <map:transform src="context:/historyserver/styles/search.xsl"/>
>         <map:serialize/>
> where search.xsl is written to convert data to html tables.
> I have another button which converts the same data to excel . It performs
> query to the database and is expected to display data in excel. I am using
> the org.apache.cocoon.serialization.HSSFSerializer to perform this.
> 	 <map:generate src="security.xsp" type="serverpages" label="raw"/>
>         <map:transform src="context:/historyserver/styles/page2xls.xsl"/>
>         <map:serialize type="xls"/>
> The first one works but the second one does not create a excel file. It 
creates an ill formatted html.
> When I view the xml that is  generated using views(with label raw) and copy
> the content to a xml file and use that as input to transform and then
> serialize to xls that works. It displays the output in excel.
>  I am not understanding where it is going wrong.
> Can someone please tell me where I am going wrong. I have been trying to
> work on my sitemap and xsl files for over 2 days now but could not find the
> solution.
> Thanks,
> Anna.
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