Trying to open xml in excel bypassing internet explorer RRS feed

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  • I have an automated process on the intranet that opens data in an xml format. We are using Internet Explorer 8 and it opens the xml as the code structure automatically. What i need it to do is open directly in excel which the user can then save if needed. If I save the file to the desktop it works fine. this is only a problem thru Internet explorer. I have changed file associations to reflect what I need but it seems that IE doesnt pay attention to them with this file.

    I have tried the allow on content not on extension and it didnt work. I have tried the trick of telling it to open or save the file but that hasnt worked. everyone is on windows xp and Internet explorer 8

    I have been scouring the internet for people with the same problem and there are a few people out there, however their answers didnt give me a resolution to this issue.





    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:50 PM


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