In some of our XI scenarios we might not want to generate standard XI output files:
flat files, xml files. We may be asked to generate files in some other formats like:
Word, PDF, Excel. What to do then? Do we have to use Java like shown
in some of our great weblogs:
or some other tools like the Conversion Agent?
It turnes out that not necessarily,
we might try to do it without creating adapter modules or generating the output
in an inbound proxy.
How can we generate an Excel file then?
Not mentioning Allen Iverson, in our case XSLT is “
If we test our scenario we can see that the XI file adapter generates Excel documents.
…but before we can say we’re done we have to open the document and see if if works just as we planned:
I agree – this may not be a very readeable solution and in most cases we’d probably use
some java code or the conversion agent to generate Excel documents
but I hope some of you will like the idea with the XSLT mappings.