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Export to Excel from Visual Force


Is there a way to Export to Excel directly from Visual Force Page through a link?

Thanks in Advance
Hello Nikita,

what you want to export? any visualforce page or some other thing?
can you please clarify it.

if you want to export any visualforce page then refer below link:

use contentType="application/" attribute on <apex:page > tag.

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Hitesh Patel
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Could you please explain your requirement bit briefly..

On Visual force Page there is a table of data. This needs to be exported to a excel by clicking on a link and without using any intermediate step

Thanks in Advance
By clicking the link, redirect it to a vf page, where rendered is excel type.

If this solves your problem, kindly mark it as the best answer.


Is there a way to do it without redirecting it to any other visual force page.

Thanks in advance

Both Hitesh and Magu are correct, we also have instances where we need information in a table that is currently on a visualforce page exported to excel. 

By clicking the link, it will not necessarily open up another visual force page, instead, it will open up a dialogue box asking whether you want to save this excel/csv file or open.