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    Hello Code Gurus

    This is the Code which i wrote to export records to CSV file Format, Which then eventually opens in Excel.

    [CODE]
    If F.FileExists("C:\file1.csv") = True Then
    F.DeleteFile "C:\file1.csv", True
    End If
    Set F1 = F.OpenTextFile("C:\file1.csv", ForWriting, True, TristateFalse)
    F1.WriteLine "Delivered Bills "
    F1.WriteLine "Date,Bill No,Delivered To,Relation,Contact No,Delivery Time"
    F1.WriteLine
    F1.WriteLine RSTemp.GetString(adClipString, , ",")
    F1.Close
    Set F1 = Nothing

    MsgBox "File Exported to C:\file1.csv", vbInformation, "Info"
    [CODE]

    But when I open it with Excel, It opens in a single Sheet and has limits 65536 rows.

    My Question is how to go about exporting the CSV file to open in Multiple Sheets .
    I want to do it without using Excel Object, (beacuse if Ecel is not found in the Client Machine !)

    Any Help , suggestions !!!!! Please

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    Please

    Hey Guys Please Somebody Help me....

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by RajWolf
    I want to do it without using Excel Object, (beacuse if Ecel is not found in the Client Machine !)
    I think you have to use excel object. If excel is not there on client machine then how will you open your .csv file on multiple sheets in excel??

    Tricky!!!

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Oh No No.
    Actually I am Exporting in the .CSV File format so that it can be opened in EXCEL Or OPEN OFFICE Spread Sheet.

    So I'll Reframe my Question.

    How to Export .CSV file in such a format that it must open in Multiple Sheets of EXCEL or OPEN OFFICE.

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Please AnyBody

    Mr. WoF , JonnyPoet

    Please

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    Question Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    What Should I to with this thread ?

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Sorry, RajWolf, even if you address me directly, I have to admit that I'm not an expert with Excel sheets.
    As I look at your code I don't even understand how it could export anything from an excel-file.

    I'd try to use Excel to export a .csv file first. Multi sheet of course. Then I'd examine the file. The .csv format is readable ASCII, so any information for multiple sheets will be seen. Maybe you have to add lines to create such info in your export function...
    Maybe it becomes clearer if you could provide a sample .csv file you have created with Excel and which you have tried to reimport successfully.

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Okay here's the skinny on the subject.....

    EXCEL : has limits... Noticably - 255 columbs and 65535 rows... (per sheet) more specifically in Hex it has HFF col & HFFFF rows...

    You can not exceed this at all, and excel simly dumps the extra with a warning...

    CSV : Is a raw data format.. It does NOT have ANY commands that can be placed in it...

    With this in mind, All that you can do is to check your CSV output and trim it to 65534 rows of data and then write the rest into a second file (again checking for file length)...

    There after you can write a script in excell to import the files into seperate sheets of a single workbook...

    I've done plenty of work with CSV and Excel and can assit you with this...

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Why are you trying to save it as a csv file? That will only open in Excel, and as Gremmy said, has limits.

    Save a txt file (or .wri, to open it in Wordpad). Then you could load it into Word, or import it into Access, which would be your best bet.
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    CSV : Is a raw data format.. It does NOT have ANY commands that can be placed in it...
    EXCEL : has limits... Noticably - 255 columbs and 65535 rows... (per sheet) more specifically in Hex it has HFF col & HFFFF rows...
    Yes , I tried, you all are correct.
    What i was trying to do is export data in .CSV that the client user will be able to open it in Excel if he has or Open Office if he has. Then the Multiple Sheets problem Occured.


    I was mistaking CSV files but as said by GremlinSA .CSV is a raw data format.

    Thanks a lot for the HELP for now I know that it is not possible with .CSV files


    I think now I should export limited records and let the user do the management of the sheets.

    Thank you all !!!!

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    You can take it one step further and have a Excel script to merge all the CSV's on to a single Excel workbook with multiple sheets..

    It is a bit involved but posible..

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Not if each sheet is bigger than the max. Best to use a DB. Your clients don't need Access for your app to read it.
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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    Since you are writting the csv file you can place a check for when it gets to 65,535 rows and then span it out to a secondary csv file.

    opening a csv in Excel is easy to do and the 65K limit is increased in Excel 2007

    But if the user doesnt have 2007 then this code to break up the import into multiple sheets is a value

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q120596/
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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    You can export directly to excel sheet in an xls file by using the access oledb driver. It supports all kinds of file formats besides just the access mdb type. Check it out. You should be able to create a multiple sheet xls file that can be opened by excel and by open office.

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    Re: Export to CSV or Excel Multiple Sheets

    The link I posted does write out to multiple sheets.
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