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What is the easiest way to get a text representation (such as Aspose.Words Document.ToTxt() method) of an Excel spreadsheet? An HTML version would be fine.

The main trick is that I would like to avoid saving anything to a file as the text is being stored directly into a database. With Document.ToTxt(), I can just save the information directly to the database and not have to deal with any files. How can I perform the equivalent with an Excel spreadsheet?

Thanks,

Todd

Hi Todd,

I think you may use the following overloaded versions of the Workbook.Save method:

Workbook.Save(Stream, separator)

Workbook.Save(Stream, FileFormatType)

Check the API Reference:

http://www.aspose.com/documentation/file-format-components/aspose.cells-for-.net-and-java/aspose.cells.workbook.save_overloads.html

Thank you.

Do you have any suggestions on how best to accomplish this? As I stated in my initial email, I don't want to generate any actual files here. As far as I know, that leaves me with having to use a MemoryStream but I am unsure how to get the MemoryStream to work in this situation.

Thanks,

Todd

Hi,

I think you may like:

Workbook workbook = new Workbook();

workbook.Open(@"d:\test\Book1.xls");

MemoryStream msSave = new MemoryStream();

workbook.Save(msSave, ',');

byte[] exceldata = msSave.ToArray();

............

Thank you.