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GridExcelExport custom date format

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112442 Sep 23,2013 05:59 PM Sep 25,2013 05:52 AM ASP.NET Web Forms (Classic) 1
Tags: GridGroupingControl
Jo Scothern
Asked On September 23, 2013 05:59 PM

We have a function that takes a dataset and exports it to excel using the GridExcelExport function. The problem we are having is that this is automatically converting the date format in excel to mm/dd/yyyy

We need to be able to specify the format that this comes out.

The code that we are using looks like this:

public static void ExportToExcel(this DataSet datastring filename)
		GridGroupingControl syncGrid = new GridGroupingControl();
		syncGrid.DataSource = data.Tables[0];
		GridExcelExport gridExcelExport = new GridExcelExport(syncGridfilename + ".xls");
		gridExcelExport.ExportNestedTable = true;


Hariharan J V [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 25, 2013 05:52 AM

Hi Jo,
Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

Your requirement can be achieved by customizing the export cell data format in FormatExcelCellHandler event. Please refer to the following code snipptes:

protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
GridExcelExport excel = new GridExcelExport(this.GridGroupingControl1, "excel.xls");
excel.ExportNestedTable = true;
//Exporting event
excel.FormatExcelCellHandler += new ExportExcelCellHandler(excel_FormatExcelCellHandler);

void excel_FormatExcelCellHandler(object sender, ExcelExportEventArgs e)
if (e.RowElement.IsRecord() && e.ExcelCell.Column == 5) // condition to check the record and column as 5th column(Date column)
// set the format for specified cell data.
e.ExcelCell.Cells[0].NumberFormat = "m/d/yyyy";

For your convenience, we have prepared a simple sample to demonstrate this and the same can be downloaded from the below link.

Sample: www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/export-1432353488.zip

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Hariharan J.V.


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