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Creating Dynamic Content (excel/word/pdf fromat) using jsp/servlets


Joined: Jul 20, 2001
Posts: 1
I need to Create Dynamic Web Page Content from my Server Side coding and has to show it on the clients screen in any of the following desired formats(EXCEL/WORD/PDF).
Eg: After getting the user inputs the content has to be generated dynamically and shown to the user on screen.
1.If the results to be displayed as a Bar/Pie chart , the content should be showed on Excel/ Word's Chart Using its Object.
2.If the results ha s to be shown as Table means we need to create a Table Dynamically in WORD And Show on the Screen.
Basically i need to get access to the EXCEL/WPRD/PDF Objects thro my JSP/Servlets.
I Need a soluton to this problem.
If anyone has a solution ple mail me at
Julia Reynolds
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Joined: May 31, 2001
Posts: 123
It sounds like a job for xml and xslt. I think there are
some xslt tutorial links here a JavaRanch. Also, check out the Java and XML presentation materials at this page:
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13024
You need to look into the way HTML can be labeled with Content-Type: settings. Any servlets book (such as mine, hint hint) will have information on serving up various sorts of non-html content such as the formats you mention.
The main points are:
1. Getting the Content-Type: right
2. Setting the Content-Length: is often essential
3. Output using the plain OutputStream - NOT a PrintWriter

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