You can export any of the ARCOS reports to a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file or to an XLS file. CSV files can be used in Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet from ARCOS data or in Microsoft Access to create a database. XLS files are native Microsoft Excel files. When you export a CSV file, you export just the raw data from ARCOS. However, when you export an XLS file, you export the data and the format of the file.
You do not need to have Java installed to use the export procedure. If you don’t have Java and you try to export a report that is over 50Kb, you will get a pop-up telling you that the data you are downloading is in a non-compressed format and may take a few moments.
You may click OK to close the pop-up. The pop-up is informing you that the procedure may take a few moments to complete since the data is in a non-compressed format. You should only get the pop-up one time, until you change locations within ARCOS. However, when you refresh your browser window, you will get this pop-up again, if you export a large report.
In addition, if you generate your report in a new window and then close that original window, it can cause a problem for compressing the data. This is due to the fact that the compression applet is loaded in the top frame of the main ARCOS window. If you are trying to export data over 50Kb in this situation, you will receive a different pop-up.
Caution! As mentioned previously, you do not need to have Java installed on your computer to use the Export feature in ARCOS. If you do have Java installed on your computer, it is important for you to know that reports may take several minutes to export instead of just a few minutes.
Note: ARCOS currently only supports exporting of reports that are 2 MB or smaller. If you have issues exporting, try rerunning the report with stricter filters so you are exporting less data.