EasyXLS

How to apply auto-filter in ASP classic

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in Classic ASP. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for .NET

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for ASP Classic

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Verify if EasyXLS is registered

Check if EasyXLS component is present in Component Services.

Step 3: Run ASP code that applies auto-filter to Excel data

Execute the following ASP code that exports data with autofilter to Excel.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="DataType.inc" -->

<%
'================================================================
' Tutorial 20
'
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in ASP classic
' and apply an auto-filter to a range of cells.
'================================================================

response.write("Tutorial 20<br>")
response.write("----------<br>")

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Create a sheet
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("Sheet1")

' Get the table of data for the worksheet
Set xlsTab= workbook.easy_getSheet("Sheet1")
Set xlsTable = xlsTab.easy_getExcelTable()

' Add data in cells for report header
for column = 0 to 4
    xlsTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setValue("Column " & (column + 1))
    xlsTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)
next

' Add data in cells for report values
for row = 0 to 99
    for column = 0 to 4
        xlsTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setValue("Data " & (row + 1) & ", " & (column + 1))
        xlsTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setDataType(DATATYPE_STRING)
    next
next

' Apply auto-filter on cell range A1:E1
Set xlsFilter = xlsTab.easy_getFilter()
xlsFilter.setAutoFilter_2("A1:E1")

' Export Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial20 - autofilter in Excel sheet.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial20 - autofilter in Excel sheet.xlsx")

' Confirm export of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    response.write("File successfully created.")
else
    response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
end if

' Dispose memory
workbook.Dispose
%>

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

EasyXLS Excel components:

.NET
Excel Library for ASP classic
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for ASP classic
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for ASP classic

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019
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