How to Read Data from an EXCEL Spreadsheet into a Form Using Webutil Client_OLE2
(Doc ID 813535.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 26, 2023
Applies to:Oracle Forms - Version 6.0.8 and later
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows
This demo has been tested with Forms 10.1.2.3 from Developer Suite 10gR2 using Webutil 10.1.2.3 with Microsoft Excel 2000.
The goal is to read data into a Form from an Excel spread sheet on a windows client using Webutil Client_OLE2. The data can then be saved into the DB from the Form.
NOTE 2: If you wish to read the Excel data from an Excel spread sheet on a Windows Application Server you will not need to use Webutil Client_OLE2. You could adapt this example just by moving the Excel Spread sheet to the Windows Application Server and changing the calls from Client_OLE2 to OLE2.
Note 3: Using Cient_ole2 has proved to be slow in certain environments. There are two other options that should make this faster:
option 1. If the excel data can be converted to a comma delimited file (.csv file) then client_text_io can be used instead of client_OLE2.
option 2. If your server is windows and the excel file can be read from the server machine, OLE2 is a faster option.
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