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opening .xls file

sylvia greene
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 40
I am using tomcat 4.1
I have a JSP page which has a link. When the user clicks on the link an excel sheet which is on the server should open or should ask the user to save it. I have specified the path as something

But the problem is the sheet opens in the browser showing garbage characters which are not understandable. The user does have Excel installed but still it doesn't work. If the user has Download Accelerator Plus installed then it is invoked which downloads the file fine.
Please help.
Atul Prabhu
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Joined: Dec 17, 2002
Posts: 60
I tried the same thing on tomcat 4.1. Here is the code.

Its working fine.If u are getting junk characters try changing InputStream.
Hope this helps.
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