Problem when exporting reports to Excel

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Problem when exporting reports to Excel

Postby mgtrader » 09 Feb 2012

I just got started with MC. I have MC 7.4 (Build 4953) and MS Excel 2010. When I
try to export my Strategy Performance reports to excel I get the message as per the attached
picture, but then nothing happens. The message "Starting Excel application" seems to stay there
forever, with no excel file being generated. Any idea why?

Thanks!

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Re: Problem when exporting reports to Excel

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 09 Feb 2012

Hello Mgtrader,

Do you have MS Excel 2010 Starter edition?
Due to limitations of MS Office Starter edition-it is not supported for Export feature of MultiCharts.

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Re: Problem when exporting reports to Excel

Postby mgtrader » 09 Feb 2012

No, I have Office Home & Student edition...

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Re: Problem when exporting reports to Excel

Postby furytrader » 09 Feb 2012

As I understand it, MultiCharts is looking for the excel.exe application file, and some "Click To Run" versions of Microsoft Excel 2010 don't have that.

However, I believe that if you own the home and student version, you can obtain (at no cost) a different, stand-alone version of Excel that may satisfy this issue:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/excel ... 50538.aspx

Note that you need to have your product key to do this, so make sure you have it written down before you uninstall anything.

My solution was to find a used copy of Excel 2003 and install that on my machine and it runs fine.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Problem when exporting reports to Excel

Postby mgtrader » 09 Feb 2012

I followed your instructions and now everything works fine!
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.


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