[Phpmyadmin-devel] FW: Problems after <<Remove native Excel export modules (xls and xlsx formats)>>

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:40:09 CEST 2011


I'm glad you found a solution to your problem.

Kind regards,


2011/10/5 Varvara Kapourani <vkapourani at action.gr>:
> Dear Dieter, hello again!
> I am glad to inform you that I have found the solution to my problem ...
> hidden to the Custom - display all possible options: eg.
> Export >> Custom - display all possible options >> (change to these vars)
> 1) Output: Character set of the file: iso-8859-7
> 2) Format: CSV for MS Excel
>>> GO
> Like this it works great!!!
> Kind regards,
> Barbara.
> ________________________________
> From: Varvara Kapourani [mailto:vkapourani at action.gr]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:16 PM
> To: 'ruleant at users.sourceforge.net'
> Subject: Problems after <<Remove native Excel export modules (xls and xlsx
> formats)>>
> Importance: High
> Dear Dieter, Hello!
> I need help with the excel export on from phpMyAdmin version: 3.4.5
> Until 2 days before I could export my db tables to excel 2003 (or 2007) just
> fine, with no encoding problems, as the data stored in that tables contains
> greek characters. Unforunately, from yesterday, that "excel 2003" export
> option is not available in the drop-down menu and it really makes my work
> difficult.
> I have contact our hosting provider and they didn t help me at all, as they
> told my that this was a result from the "cpanel automatic updates" and they
> can not do anything. I have asked them to roll back this update, as I really
> need the functionality of "excel 2003" export, but I took no reply.
> So, as trying to find a solution, I found your name in the "List of changes"
> of phpMyAdmin - Remove native Excel export modules (xls and xlsx formats). I
> hope I am not disturbing the wrong person; can you please help me? The
> options available now are exporting the data with wrong encoding - I can not
> read anything. I also try to change the excel encoding but no luck. I
> can export to CSV >> open with notepad++ >> improt to Excel 2003 >> and it
> works BUT it is so much effort and time consuming - it is not practical at
> all, as exporting db tables to excel 2003 is the 50% of my job!!!
> Please, can you help me? Is there a way to have back the option: Export to
> 2003 in the export options of phpMyAdmin? It would save me so much time and
> effort on work.
> Or is it something that I could do to fix the export encoding problem (for
> greek), from the available "CSV for MS Excel" option? I have windows xp
> professional sp3 and microsoft office 2003.
> Thanks in advance. Hoping to a quick reply!
> Kind regards,
> Barbara.


Dieter Adriaenssens

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