Exporting Grid to excel but including client templates? Possible?

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  1. License
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    Posted 15 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    I found out how to export a single grid to excel from the grid but how would you export a grid that contains client templates?  Is it even possible?

  2. Vladimir Iliev
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    Posted 17 Oct 2013 Link to this post


    Basically when exporting Grid data to excel the ClientTemplate would not be used to format the data as the "Excel" file is generated on the server side. If you need to format some of the columns then you should modify the server code to export that column formatted the same way as the client template.

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  3. Kannyetta
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    Posted 03 Feb 2015 in reply to Vladimir Iliev Link to this post

    Hi, Is there an example on the server side code? I have the below for exporting the grid but I have not been able to find any examples to get the client templates across in the export.

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

  4. Dimiter Madjarov
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    Posted 05 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Kannyetta,

    This is an old forum thread, in which the approach from the Excel export Code Library is discussed. Using this implementation, the user manually handles the export on the server side.

    The new built in export to Excel functionality constructs the file on the client side. The server side proxy is only needed to serve the file to the user in legacy browsers

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  5. Michael Warden
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    Posted 12 Aug 2015 in reply to Dimiter Madjarov Link to this post

    I'm using the method found here, http://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/grid/excel-export, but it's still not exporting the field as it appears after i modify it in a client template.  Is it supposed to be?

     I have a bound column with a client template that strings together first name and last name...

     #=Lastname#, #=FirstName#

     but it doesn't actually export like that.

  6. Dimiter Madjarov
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    Posted 13 Aug 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Michael,

    Templates are not exported out of the box, because they may contain HTML entities that cannot be converted to HTML values. Since this does not seem to be the current case, you could use the following approach to include the template in the exported sheet.

    Dimiter Madjarov
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