· Nov 25, 2021

Excel Runtime EXE

Hi Guys,

is there a Runtime EXE for Excel or ms office, I've a report that would like to open in excel?



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Ok if you try exporting and opening a Zen report to Excel in a machine that doesn't have MS excel installed you want to be able to open the exported file.

With Crystal reports for example there a runtime EXE that you can install that have all required DLLs and files that allow the user to view a crystal report without having to install the full version of Crystal (see this link for more info:

So I'm asking if there is a Runtime EXE for excel or MS Office that I can install to allow users to open & view the generated .csv report?


Microsoft used to have an Excel Viewer but it is retired, though it may still work.
Download the latest online Excel Viewer - Office | Microsoft Docs

If you don't have an MS Office license I'd suggest LibreOffice.
Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Based on OpenOffice - Compatible with Microsoft

However, you mention CSV files and these are not actually Excel Spreadsheets, they can just be viewed in a text editor if needs be, or any Spreadsheet software will open a formatted view.  There are also CSV specific viewers such as Nirsoft's
CSV / Tab delimited file viewer and converter for Windows (