Can they open an XML file coded for Excel, but without formatting and colors 
and such?
If so, you may just have to have two files produced, one for the phones and one 
for desktops.

I haven't checked, but are there any perl modules that can convert an XML file 
to an .xls file
   This would require unix, but not any user intervention.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Israel, John R.
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 4:40 PM
To: 'U2 Users List'
Subject: [U2] Building an Excel File

We are running UniData on a UNIX platform.  We create tab-delimited txt files 
(and tab delimited txt files with xls extensions) all the time that users open 
with Excel.  Many of these jobs are run in the middle of the night or in a 
trigger program.  In all cases, there is no direct user interaction building 
these files.

We also have some XML files that are coded so that Excel opens them with 
formatting, colors, filters, etc.

Unfortunately, our BB users and iPhone users can not open these files up in a 
meaningful way.

Is there a way to build a TRUE Excel file without any user intervention from 
UniData or UNIX?


John Israel
Senior ERP Developer

Dayton Superior Corporation
1125 Byers Rd  Miamisburg, OH 45342
Office: 937-866-0711 x44380
Fax: 937-865-9182

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