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Thread: I need to know if you can use Excel and MS Access in RR?

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    I need to know if you can use Excel and MS Access in RR?

    I'm looking to create reports on my car. I would like to store the data into MS Access and display it using Excel in the RR application. Is this possible? I have done some searching but don't really find much on it.

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    Just embed Excel like any other external app?

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    There is a Application object but no way to point it to Excel. Should I use a different type of object in the editor?

    Please let me know thanks
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    Found what I need kinda...

    Well this works it's not what I was after but its a good start. I really wanted it in the window of the of my skin like the browser is.

    "LOAD;Reports.skin;Reports;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Excel.exe;Reports"

    Can anyone help me out there...

    Making it stay in the RR skin area..

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    check out the faq section on embedding applications. should work with all applications including ms excel and access

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    Will do thanks for the advice.

    I will check into that today thanks.
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    1) You don't have to make a separate skin for them, you can just add it as an item in your LAUNCH folder and then run them from that skin.

    2) If you do want to make a custom .skin for them, then you were on the right track, you just need to get the window name right. It's not "Reports". It's probably "Excel" or if you want it to autoload a file then you add that filename to the command line and then the window name would probably be "Excel - Reports" or something like that.
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    Yes I wanted it to come up on the .skin its self. I have a .skin named Report.skin and when I click a button I wanted it the launch Excel onto the .skin file. Like you can have the browser do. It's ok for now because I'm working on another part of the .skins this evening. I'm learning about what makes things tick for my gauges. But if you know of a way to make it open on just the .skin please advice.
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