License cost for excel for a website having feature of a file download as excel file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am making a commercial website with a feature  to download reports as Excel file which users could download on their systems and read.  I need to have excel installation on server machine and I already have Microsoft office license for the server installation.

    Do we need to pay for any other licensing cost in this scenario. Please guide me as this would be very vital question for this whole decision.


    Monday, July 15, 2019 10:51 AM

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  • Hello,

    Microsoft does not currently recommend, and does not support, Automation of Microsoft Office applications from any unattended, non-interactive client application or component (including ASP, ASP.NET, DCOM, and NT Services), because Office may exhibit unstable behavior and/or deadlock when Office is run in this environment.

    If you are building a solution that runs in a server-side context, you should try to use components that have been made safe for unattended execution. Or, you should try to find alternatives that allow at least part of the code to run client-side. If you use an Office application from a server-side solution, the application will lack many of the necessary capabilities to run successfully. Additionally, you will be taking risks with the stability of your overall solution. Read more about that in the Considerations for server-side Automation of Office article.

    You are free to use the Open XML SDK instead, see Open XML SDK 2.5 for Microsoft Office for more information.

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    Monday, July 15, 2019 3:45 PM