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Saving excel file using HSSF api

I am using HSSF api to download an excel file. But the end users are not able to save the file. Some of them do not get the popup file download window so that they can choose to open or save. Is there a setting in the browser which shows up the window? The users may have different versions of excel on their pcs.

How to show the excel application menu 'file' so that users can save this file?

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Posted on Oct 04, 2005 at 03:11 PM

    Hi rao,

    Are you setting the content disposition like following.

    HttpServletResponse res = request.getServletResponse(true);
    try {
      res.setContentType("application/vnd.ms-excel");
      res.setHeader("Content-disposition", "inline; filename=test.xls");
      } catch (Exception e) {
    			e.printStackTrace();
    }

    Message was edited by: Prakash Singh

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      I am having a similar issue. I have data coming as String (pdd, word, excel) etc....and I want to take that data and send it to either a different iView or the simplest one would be to send it to a IE Window using window.open. I have tried a few things, but no luck yet......

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