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ODS to HTML with buttons for PDF and Excel without Requerying data

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ODS to HTML with buttons for PDF and Excel without Requerying data

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I have a table I created from a stored process that outputs to html via ods. Attached to the html are two buttons (one for downloading the table as pdf and the other excel).

 

I am looking for a way to query the data once and somehow save the pdf/excel output until the user clicks the pdf/excel button. My current solution is to query the data twice - once on page load to show the HTML table and again in a separate stored process when the user clicks the pdf/excel button.

 

Basically I want to generate the pdf and excel downloadable documents on initial page load but don't give them to the user until button click.

 

Here is some pseudo code using some jquery.

 

proc sql;
    some query
quit;

ods html body=_webout ;

ods html text="<script>
					$('#printPDF').click(function(){
                                           Requery data in a separate stored process
					});

                                       $('#printExcel').click(function(){
                                           Requery data in a separate stored process
					});
				 </script>
			<button id='printPDF'>Print PDF</button>
	 		<button id='printExcel'>Print Excel</button>";

/* output html table */
proc report 
	data=mydata;
run;

 

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Re: ODS to HTML with buttons for PDF and Excel without Requerying data

Hi: This might be better posted in the Stored Process Forum.
cynthia
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Re: ODS to HTML with buttons for PDF and Excel without Requerying data

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