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Sunday, May 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
17AK Fast Modern Excel (XLSX) Workbook Creation Using RPG

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Our businesses often want reports delivered in Excel format. While there are several ways to create these spreadsheets using RPG, they all have some drawbacks. Writing to the current XLSX format for Excel spreadsheets may seem a formidable challenge, but we will see that the prospect of success is better than it might seem at first. And we will see how to use tools such as CGIDEV2 to accomplish the task of creating these modern, highly-functional spreadsheets. This is the first of 2 sessions and presents the basic information needed to accomplish this task. The second, "advanced topics" session presents some interesting things that can be done using this methodology. This session should also be taken before the session on converting PRTFs to Excel spreadsheets.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the internal structure of modern Excel (XLSX) files
2. Identify various reporting scenarios, such as multiple sheets, static informational sheets, etc.
3. Understand how to design and implement an Excel (XLSX) application

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Vernon Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →

Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fantasy Tower North Ballroom B
  • Level Intermediate
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience Developers who want to extend existing skills into writing modern business documents. Perhaps managers and administrators who want to know what is possible by leveraging existing knowledge.