EasyXLS

How to create chart in a worksheet in Classic ASP

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 Classic ASP

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 creates a chart in a worksheet

Execute the following ASP code that exports a chart to Excel and the chart is placed inside a worksheet.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

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

<%
'====================================================================
' Tutorial 24
'
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in Classic ASP and
' to create a chart in a worksheet.
'====================================================================

response.write("Tutorial 24<br>")
response.write("----------<br>")

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

' Create a worksheet
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("SourceData")

' Get the table of data for the worksheet
Set xlsTable1 = workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData").easy_getExcelTable()

' Add data in cells for report header
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 0).setValue("Show Date")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 1).setValue("Available Places")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 2).setValue("Available Tickets")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 3).setValue("Sold Tickets")

' Add data in cells for chart report values
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setValue("03/13/2005 00:00:00")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setFormat(FORMAT_FORMAT_DATE)
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setValue("03/14/2005 00:00:00")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setFormat(FORMAT_FORMAT_DATE)
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setValue("03/15/2005 00:00:00")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setFormat(FORMAT_FORMAT_DATE)
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setValue("03/16/2005 00:00:00")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setFormat(FORMAT_FORMAT_DATE)

xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 1).setValue("10000")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 1).setValue("5000")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 1).setValue("8500")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 1).setValue("1000")

xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 2).setValue("8000")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 2).setValue("4000")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 2).setValue("6000")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 2).setValue("1000")

xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 3).setValue("920")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 3).setValue("1005")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 3).setValue("342")
xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 3).setValue("967")

' Set column widths
xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(0).setWidth(100)
xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(1).setWidth(100)
xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(2).setWidth(100)
xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(3).setWidth(100)

' Create a chart
Set xlsChart = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.Charts.ExcelChart")
xlsChart.setLeftUpperCorner_2("A10")
xlsChart.setSize 600, 300

xlsChart.easy_addSeries_2 "=SourceData!$B$1", "=SourceData!$B$2:$B$5"
xlsChart.easy_addSeries_2 "=SourceData!$C$1", "=SourceData!$C$2:$C$5"
xlsChart.easy_addSeries_2 "=SourceData!$D$1", "=SourceData!$D$2:$D$5"
xlsChart.easy_setCategoryXAxisLabels("=SourceData!$A$2:$A$5")

' Add the chart to the first worksheet
Set xlsWorksheet = workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData")
xlsWorksheet.easy_addChart(xlsChart)

' Export Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial24 - chart inside worksheet.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial24 - chart inside worksheet.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 Classic ASP
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for Classic ASP
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for Classic ASP

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT