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Excel report dos not open in browser


I am using reporting url to view report in browser. When run in the browser, it pops up a small window asking if "Do you want to open or save the file?". If I select open, it will open the Mircosoft Excel application and display the report. I would expect it would open the excel in the browser.

I am using Crystal Report 2008 V1.

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    Posted on Nov 11, 2009 at 01:16 AM

    Moved to Report Design forum.

    This would be as expected. I don't recall if Microsoft has a Excel plugin for viewing Excel spread sheets in a browser session. Search Microsofts WEB site for how to or if it's supported.

    Also try, Right click on the file and select open with, browse to iexplorer.exe and see if that works. If not then MS doesn't support Excel files in IE.

    Thank you


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      I right clicked the file and select open with IE. It did open in IE.

      I ran a report in excel format in XIR2 server. It opens the excel in browser. But in Crystal Report Server 2008, it does not.


      I use IE, not firefox to open it.

      Thanks again for both of you replied!

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