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Re: Protect Excel file?

Subject: Re: Protect Excel file?
From: "William At FAA"
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:31:13 +0000 UTC
Newsgroups: macromedia.coldfusion.advanced_techniques
Hey Ken,

 I don't know exactly the top of my head and I don't have time to check at the 
moment, but to find out if it's possible there are two places to look. The 
first is the MS Excel COM object, which ColdFusion can interface with through 
the <cfcomponent> tag. I would instantiate an Excel COM object and look at the 
method listing (just <cfdump> the variable) and see if anything looks 
promising. That is the most likely candidate.

 Failing that, I would check out the Apache POI HSSF spec to see if they make 
any methods available to do it. POI is included with ColdFusion MX, so it's 
there to use if you need it. I consider it unlikely they have a method for it, 
but if you look in both places and can't find anything, then I would feel 
comfortable saying to your manager that it's not possible.

 Hope this helps.

 - William

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