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Excel Spreadsheet -> online & sortable?

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Msg#: 3337 posted 11:29 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been assigned the task of getting some of our spreadsheets and logs onto our intranet and one is rather large, so a simple PDF is out of the question. My boss would also like it to be sortable... I've tried saving the excel file as a web page w/ the autofilter on, but can't seem to get it to work... I'll keep playing w/ that, but what I would really like to have is a mini database, but I don't know where to start...

Say there are 800 some odd rows and 30 columns of data and 10 divisions will need to pull up their own data w/out having to sift thru all the other garbage... Keep in mind that this spreadsheet is updated frequently and I'd be responsible for uploading the changes one or two times a week.

What I was thinking is converting the spreadsheet into a comma delimited file and finding a small ASP script to display the information and create links at the top for the different divisions... Can anyone point me in the right direction or help me out otherwise? I haven't worked w/ ASP in years and rarely work directly w/ databases, so there's a huge learning curve...

Thanks in advance! :)



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3337 posted 4:08 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

To create a web page in Excel that is sortable and is autofilter capable, choose File > Save as Web page. Check the box 'Add Interactivity'. Sorting should work. Autofilter doesn't have as many options as it does in Excel.


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Msg#: 3337 posted 10:59 pm on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks... I got that to work, but it's just not that pretty & w/ how wide the spreadsheet is, there's a lot of scrolling involved.

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