How to export List to Excel 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 exports List to Excel

Execute the following ASP code that exports List to Excel.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

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

' Tutorial 01
' This tutorial shows how to export list to Excel file in ASP classic. 
' The list contains data from a SQL database.
' The cells are formatted using a predefined format.

response.write("Tutorial 01<br>")

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

' Create the database connection
Dim objConn
Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=(local);Database=northwind;User ID=sa;Password=;"

' Query the database
Dim sQueryString
sQueryString = "SELECT TOP 100 CAST(Month(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + '/' + " & _
               "CAST(Day(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + '/' + " & _
               "CAST(year(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) AS 'Order Date', " & _
               "P.ProductName AS 'Product Name', O.UnitPrice AS Price, " & _
               "CAST(O.Quantity AS varchar) AS Quantity, " & _
               "O.UnitPrice * O. Quantity AS Value " & _
               "FROM Orders AS ord, [Order Details] AS O, Products AS P " & _
               "WHERE O.ProductID = P.ProductID AND O.OrderID = ord.OrderID"
Dim objRS
Set objRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
objRS.Open sQueryString, objConn

' Create the list that stores the query values
Dim lstRows 
Set lstRows = CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")

' Add the report header row to the list
Dim lstHeaderRow 	
Set lstHeaderRow = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")
lstHeaderRow.addElement("Order Date")
lstHeaderRow.addElement("Product Name")

' Add the query values from the database to the list
Do Until objRS.EOF = True
    Set RowList = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.Util.List")
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Order Date"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Product Name"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Price"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Quantity"))
    RowList.addElement("" & objRS("Value"))

' Create an instance of the class used to format the cells
Dim xlsAutoFormat
Set xlsAutoFormat = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelAutoFormat")

' Export list to Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial01 - export List to Excel.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile_FromList_2 "C:\Samples\Tutorial01 - export List to Excel.xlsx", _
                                        lstRows, xlsAutoFormat, "Sheet1"

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

' Close database connection
Set objRS = Nothing
Set objConn = Nothing

' Dispose memory

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:

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
Express Excel Writer for ASP classic
limited COM+ version to create and export Excel files in predefined formats
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