Spreadsheet export to .xlsb

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  1. John Robin
    John Robin avatar
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    Member since:
    Apr 2012

    Posted 20 Mar 2017 Link to this post


    I know this is an approved feature already. but no schedule of release yet.

    Is there an alternative way at the moment in order to do this.?

    I really need to use .xlsb



  2. Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
    Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr. avatar
    560 posts

    Posted 21 Mar 2017 Link to this post

    Hi John,

    As you mentioned, the feature request is logged in our Feedback Portal here. Currently, it is marked as Approved, which means it hasn't started development yet (you'll see the status change from "In Development" to "Completed" when it's done).

    At this time, the document processing libraries do not surface such an API, so there is not a workaround that you can use to accomplish this.

    If this is a mission critical requirement, you could try the conversion yourself:

    1 - First, export (or save) as xlsx as you'd normally
    2 - Get the saved xlsx file and manually convert it to xlsb (see here for how to do this)

    Then, in the future when we add the format, you can go back and optimize your code to so the single step export as xlsb.

    Note: I cannot confirm the approach in that StackOverflow post will work as this is just a suggestion. You could research other xlsx -> xlsb conversions to achieve the same outcome.

    I hope I was able point you in the right direction.

    Lance | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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