In-Table List With Alternate Content in Spreadsheet Document

In-Table List With Alternate Content in Microsoft Excel Document

Creating a In-Table List With Alternate Content

Practicing the following steps you can create In-Table List With Alternate Content Template in MS Excel 2013.

  1. Add a new Workbook.
  2. Select the range of cells that you want to include in the table.
  3. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table.
  4. Save your Document.

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to represent your products and their prices with the following key requirements:

  • Report must show each product along with its price.
  • It must show sum of all the prices.
  • It must represent all the information in tabular form.
  • Report must be generated in the Spreadsheet Document.

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

Products

Order Price

<<if [!Any()]>>No data

<<else>><<foreach [in orders]>><<[Product.ProductName]>>

<<[Price]>><</foreach>>

Total:

$<<[Sum(c => c.Price)]>><</if>>

Download In-Table List With Alternate Content Template

Please download the sample In-Table List With Alternate Content document we created in this article:

Generating The Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

In-Table List With Alternate Content in OpenOffice Spreadsheet Document

Creating the Template

OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) is a spreadsheet document format which can be used as an alternative to Microsoft Excel Document (XLS/XLSX) formats. Since ODS is not a Microsoft Proprietary format, there are multiple software (including Microsoft Office and Apache OpenOffice) available to create, open, edit and save this format. For more information on the available software to work with ODS, please visit wikipedia article.

In this topic, we ‘ll not reinvent the wheel to recreate a template for generating an ‘In-Table List With Alternate Content’ report in ODS format. Instead, we’ll save the existing template to ODS format using Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this; assuming you are using Microsoft Office 2010, please follow below steps:

  1. Open existing template we created in previous topic
  2. Click “File” and select “Save As”.
  3. Select “OpenDocument Spreadsheet” from “Save As Type” drop down.
  4. Click “Save”.

Download Template

Generating the Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

ODS Template and Report in Apache OpenOffice

In order to check compatibility of ODS between Microsoft Office 2010 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2, we performed below tests:

  • We opened the ODS template created through Microsoft Office 2010 in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The template opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.
  • We opened the ODS report generated through GroupDocs.Assembly in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The report opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.