Excel Export in Server Binding Mode

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Mengqing asked on 05 Oct 2021, 08:12 PM


I couldn't add the Export to Excel feature to my Dashboard due to the system error "Excel Export in Server Binding Mode".

I am wondering if it is doable by changing my current code. (As an example, I pasted one of the Dashboard tabs that we'd like to be able to download to Excel).

Thank you!

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                        .Columns(col =>
                            col.Bound(c => c.Asset).Title("Asset").Width(200);
                            col.Bound(c => c.Current).Title("Current").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE0).Title("Year End").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE1).Title("Year 1").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE2).Title("Year 2").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE3).Title("Year 3").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE4).Title("Year 4").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);
                            col.Bound(c => c.YE5).Title("Year 5").Format("{0:C}").Width(100);

                            .ToolBar(tools => tools.Excel())

                            .Excel(excel => excel
                                .ProxyURL(Url.Action("Excel_Export_Save", "Reports"))


And in Controller I have this:

        public ActionResult Excel_Export_Save(string contentType, string base64, string fileName)
            var fileContents = Convert.FromBase64String(base64);

            return File(fileContents, contentType, fileName);

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Anton Mironov
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answered on 08 Oct 2021, 02:16 PM

Hi Mengqing,

Thank you for the code snippet and details provided.

In order to achieve the desired behavior, I would recommend trying the approach from the following forum thread answer:

Give a try to the approach above and let me know if further assistance is needed.

Kind Regards,
Anton Mironov
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