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Thread: Facing problem with posting Excel file for download - Content in browser

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    Default Facing problem with posting Excel file for download - Content in browser

    I am trying to post an Excel file to download from a servlet to a JSP. The content is written properly but to the IE browser and not in an Excel. I even tried giving the ContentType as Word/CSV etc. But nothing works, the content gets displayed only in the browser.

    PLEASE HELP.

    Code snippet in calling JSP:

    DownloadServlet downServlet = new DownloadServlet();
    downServlet.download(response);

    Code in Servlet:

    public class DownloadServlet extends HttpServlet{

    public void download(HttpServletResponse response) throws IOException {
    /PrintWriter out = response.getWriter( );
    response.setContentType("text/html");
    out.println("<H1>Hello from a Servlet</h2>"); /

    /HSSFWorkbook wb = new HSSFWorkbook();
    HSSFSheet sheet = wb.createSheet("Sheet1");/


    String strData = "This is a Test for Download";
    byte[] b = strData.getBytes();

    //response.reset();

    response.setHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=" + "Download.xls");
    response.setContentType( "application/msword" );
    //response.addHeader( "Content-Description", "Download Excel file" );

    ServletOutputStream out = response.getOutputStream();
    out.write(b);

    //out.flush();
    out.close();
    }
    }


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    Default Re: Facing problem with posting Excel file for download - Content in browser

    set the content type like this and try..
    response.setContentType("application/vnd.ms-excel")
    and uncomment this line
    out.flush();

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