litXLS - Customer Case Study


Creative Research Systems


Survey software provider since 1982, with clients in 45 countries.



Requirements to meet

Save our existing reports into XLS files.

Issues to tackle

Modify the report producing part of a program to send data to XLS cells, rather than to a RTF page. We had the choice of having Visual Basic control Excel or use a third party solution to create the XLS files.

Approach taken

Modifying the program to send data to XLS cells was the larger part of the project, as the reports have many options.

We decided that using a third party solution to create XLS files might save enough time compared to directly controlling Excel to be worthwhile. We also thought it might execute faster, since Excel would not have to load.


Linker IT Software was responsive to our needs and delivered the XLS-creating solution quickly.