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Create an Excel contraining PIVOT feature in ASP.NET

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
Hi, We have to generate an excel sheet with pivot table from ASP.NET Web page. Please advice me with some approaches. Thanks in advance. Ratheesh 

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