Export to Excel 2010 - Office File Validation: There is a problem opening file

edited January 2012 in Devices
Hello,

we are using ReportBuilder 12 with Delphi XE.

If our customers have installed Office 2010, then the xls files which we
are created with Reportbuilder (Device XLSData or XLSReport) can't be
open with Excel (with Excel 2007 it works fine).

The error message is : Office File Validation : There is a problem openi
ng file.

Any ideas, why this happens?

Best wishes
Bernhard

Comments

  • edited January 2012
    This discussed in another thread on this newsgroup, here is my response...

    Older versions of Excel work fine, Excel 2010 has some security validation
    that MS added to prevent virus/malware xls files from running on your
    computer. The RB files are safe, we are continuing to research a solution to
    prevent the error message from appearing. The file can opened and edited.
    You can also use the Excel 2010 trust center to specify directory locations
    that are safe and that will prevent the validation from occurring.

    -
    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited January 2012
    Nard,


    We practically cannot use the Excel export if it fails in Excel 2010 or
    required configuration changes. Our software is used by thousands of
    users and they will not accept this.
    In my opinion it is a showstopper. Any chance to speed up this development?

    Stephan
  • edited February 2012
    Please update to RB 14.03 and re-test. I tried to address the validation
    issues.

    -
    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited February 2012
    Nard,


    thanks for the good news. We however will not finish updating our
    software to RB 14 for the next release and thus would be wondering
    whether you are going to publish a patch for RB 12 as well?
    While I fully appreciate the technical redesign you made for the preview
    screen and the new features that come with this we need to make sure it
    does not break existing functionality.

    Stephan
  • edited February 2012
    I also don't finish updating my software to RB 14 and need in patch for RB
    12.


    On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:30:27 +0300, Nard Moseley (Digital Metaphors)
  • edited February 2012
    Stephan, Dima,

    There will be no further patches for RB 12.x. If you want to purchase RB 14
    and use a Diff viewer and try to backport code you can give it a try, but
    for a patch you are limited to modifying only the Implementation section of
    the unit, so you would have to work around that limitation as well. Your
    best bet is to just wait until you upgrade to RB 14 and test it at that
    time.

    -
    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited February 2012
    Hi Nard.
    I am registered user RB 14.

    I test RB 14 last 2 month.
    I have some problems with updating my software to RB 14.
  • edited February 2012
    Nard,


    I have purchased the update to RB 14 as well and am keen to bringing it
    to our customers but this required more time.
    If it was an easy step now that you have the code it would have been
    easiert for me.

    Stephan
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