How to export data

Hello

I would like to know if there is a webpage or something else (even
another thread in this forum) where there’s an explanation (preferably
simple and detailed)on how to export data from a rail application to a
.doc or a .xls. I have read Agile Web, Rails recipes and a few threads
in this forum but I don’t know how to do it.
Where is stored the model document ? How to choose the data to export ?
I will read a bit more about send data or CSV, but these are quite
unknown to me.

Thanks for the reply.

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On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 23:58 +0200, Clélia Nev wrote:

Hello

I would like to know if there is a webpage or something else (even
another thread in this forum) where there’s an explanation (preferably
simple and detailed)on how to export data from a rail application to a
.doc or a .xls. I have read Agile Web, Rails recipes and a few threads
in this forum but I don’t know how to do it.
Where is stored the model document ? How to choose the data to export ?
I will read a bit more about send data or CSV, but these are quite
unknown to me.


I found it easiest to completely sidestep the issue and incorporated the
following two lines of code in a controller…

mytext = render :action => 'client_list_all_export'
send_data mytext, :type => 'application/vnd.ms-excel', :disposition

=> ‘inline’

which ultimately opened an excel spreadsheet with the data/format of my
‘client_list_all_export.rhtml’ view file directly - it was so cool that
I almost fell out of my chair.

YMMV

Craig

I found it easiest to completely sidestep the issue and incorporated the
following two lines of code in a controller…

mytext = render :action => 'client_list_all_export'
send_data mytext, :type => 'application/vnd.ms-excel', :disposition

=> ‘inline’

which ultimately opened an excel spreadsheet with the data/format of my
‘client_list_all_export.rhtml’ view file directly - it was so cool that
I almost fell out of my chair.

YMMV

Craig

Thanks, I have tried this way just now, and it seemed to work quite
fine. Since I don’t want to spend hours thinking about another way, I’ll
stick with this method.

Thanks a lot,
Clélia

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