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Error message while openning the xls file generated by UNIX

Hi All,

I have created a unix script to mail the xls file.This is being done using mailx command

Code:
fdate=`tail -1 abc.xls | cut -c1-8`
SUBJECT="CARD GL Exceptions : ${ENV} for ${fdate}"
destname=CARD_GL_Exceptions_$fdate
sed 's/#BUSINESS/BUSINESS/1' abc.xls > abc2.xls
mv abc2.xls abc.xls
line_count=`wc -l abc.xls|awk '{print $1}'`
echo $line_count
if [ $line_count -gt 1 ]
then
(echo "Hi,
Please find  attached.
Regards";uuencode abc.xls $destname.xls) | /usr/bin/mailx -s  "${SUBJECT}"  ${TO} ${CC}

Everything is working fine except the fact that am getting an error messgae every time i open the file

Error Message : "The file you are trying to open is in a different format than specified by the file extension.Verify that file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source.Doyou want to open the file"

I have to click on yes every time .I need to get rid of this error message.Kindly help.

Regards,
Karthik
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What happens if you do not SED the file? And email it.
Can you open it then?

By the way, xls files can be funny. I often work with csv files which are easier to manipulate and without fear of disrupting an embedded formatting commands.
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Thanks for the suggestion joeyg : ) I used CSV file instead of xls and it worked

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