Make it possible to use odsescapechar to add images to excel workbook outputs please!!!
My memory is that tagsets.excelxp writes Excel 2003 xml files. And that Microsoft didn't support embedding images in Excel 2003 xml.
I think MS does in the latest version, and assume SAS is working on a tagset that will write the latest version of Excel xml (or perhaps .xlsx, since that is just zipped xml, right?).
TAGSETS.EXCELXP creates Microsoft-specific Spreadsheet Markup Language XML, as created for Excel 2002/2003. By Microsoft design, image support was NOT included in the XML spec. SAS cannot modify the Microsoft specification. Any image support would have to be in a different destination. I believe that R&D is working on an ODS destination that will create create workbooks/worksheets that conform to a different spec. I do not know whether the new destination will support images or not. If you use ODS MSOFFICE2K or ODS TAGSETS.MSOFFICE2K_X, you can put images into your output and the images will be included in the file when Excel opens the HTML-based results.
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