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Subject:Alternative MS-Excel Classes
Summary:If you're looking for an Excel class to do more...
Author:Ignatius Teo
Date:2005-11-13 23:03:35

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Picture of Ignatius Teo Ignatius Teo - 2005-11-13 23:03:35
The MS-Excel Stream Handler class is designed to demonstrate the use of the stream functions in PHP to write directly to a file, in this case Excel. It was never intended to be a fully functional Excel writer/reader. The design goal of the class was merely to demonstrate stream handling functionality as a mechanism for writing to a specific file type.

There are other alternative PHP classes which write directly to an Excel target using simple file i/o rather than streams.

For those who prefer to stick to the PEAR standard, there is the PEAR::Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer and PEAR::OLE classes. See here for a write up on how to do this: ...

Another class which is just as, if not more, functional is here: ...

Feel free to use these classes as-is, or combine them with the MS-Excel Stream Handler to add your own functionality.

Good luck.