Thanks for responding, Torsten. If I'm understanding your suggestion, then what happens where the data from the dB already has a ; (semi-colon) in it? Wouldn't this corrupt the import into excel?
dave >> My question is whether there might be a more direct way to get the dB data >> into excel on the client PC (can't imagine how), or if not, how I might >> create a 'tab delimited' file from the HTML table and avoid introducing a >> foreign character as a field separator. > A comma seperated values file (.csv) should be readable by Excel. Just put a > ; between all values and save it as a text file with .csv extension. I think > you don't need to go all the way via HTML output and copy/paste. > Regards, Torsten Roehr