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excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #730802] Thu, 29 September 2011 08:05 Go to next message
hage Mising name is currently offline hage Mising name
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Hi,

is there any tool, that is able to parse the output of the excel emitter in linux? i have no access to excel on my machine, openOffice won't open the output and even the excel viewer (started via wine) rejected the generated xls file. Excel 2010 on a windows7 machine accepted the output, but windows7 just for testing a simple report isn't really a solution for me.

hage
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #730945 is a reply to message #730802] Thu, 29 September 2011 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Is the open office ODS emitter an option for you?

Jason

On 9/29/2011 4:05 AM, hage wrote:
> Hi,
>
> is there any tool, that is able to parse the output of the excel emitter
> in linux? i have no access to excel on my machine, openOffice won't open
> the output and even the excel viewer (started via wine) rejected the
> generated xls file. Excel 2010 on a windows7 machine accepted the
> output, but windows7 just for testing a simple report isn't really a
> solution for me.
>
> hage
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #731223 is a reply to message #730945] Fri, 30 September 2011 10:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hage Mising name is currently offline hage Mising name
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my users are enabled to choose between pdf/html/ods/odt/doc/xls output. because of my experience with the ods emitter (see here) i like to test all of these outputs with all of my reports. pdf/html/ods/odt is obv no problem with ubuntu, doc works with wordviewer within wine, but i'm still searching for a possibility to view that xls stuff that won't need me changing the machine for every report i test.
(excel viewer in wine is not able to open the produced xls)
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #731307 is a reply to message #731223] Fri, 30 September 2011 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Understood. Can you log a bugzilla entry for this?

Jason

On 9/30/2011 6:13 AM, hage wrote:
> my users are enabled to choose between pdf/html/ods/odt/doc/xls output.
> because of my experience with the ods emitter (see
> http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/241026/) i like to test all of
> these outputs with all of my reports. pdf/html/ods/odt is obv no problem
> with ubuntu, doc works with wordviewer within wine, but i'm still
> searching for a possibility to view that xls stuff that won't need me
> changing the machine for every report i test.
> (excel viewer in wine is not able to open the produced xls)
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #732190 is a reply to message #731307] Tue, 04 October 2011 07:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hage Mising name is currently offline hage Mising name
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done: Bugzilla entry
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #732355 is a reply to message #732190] Tue, 04 October 2011 14:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Thanks for posting the bug number.

Jason

On 10/4/2011 3:51 AM, hage wrote:
> done: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=359796
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #753998 is a reply to message #732355] Mon, 31 October 2011 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hage Mising name is currently offline hage Mising name
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Meanwhile the bug is marked as resolved, with this:
Quote:
There is no options to generate reports in pptx and xslx formats.


This is nice to know, but didn't solve my question at all. Anyone who knows a tool, that is able to render the xls emitter output on a linux?

thx,

hage
Re: excel emitter: show output without excel (on linux) [message #754023 is a reply to message #753998] Mon, 31 October 2011 14:16 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Have you seen this emitter?

http://www.birt-exchange.org/org/devshare/designing-birt-reports/1421-native-excel-emitter-plugin-for-birt/

Jason

On 10/31/2011 7:33 AM, hage wrote:
> Meanwhile the bug is marked as resolved, with this:
> Quote:
>> There is no options to generate reports in pptx and xslx formats.
>
>
> This is nice to know, but didn't solve my question at all. Anyone who
> knows a tool, that is able to render the xls emitter output on a linux?
>
> thx,
> hage
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