[nycphp-talk] PHP and MS Excel

Daniel Convissor danielc at
Mon Jun 26 14:30:13 EDT 2006

Hey Max:

Yeah, the PEAR Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer package works, for the most part.
But it exports version 5 of the Excel format, so you're limited to 255 
characters in any one cell.  Joy.

My company has hit this limit and I'm in the middle of rewriting the 
package.  As a temporary stopgap measure, we're exporting the data to the 
XML format used by the Perl/CPAN FromXML package that then converts it to 

These new PHP packages we made should eventually be released, but don't 
expect that in the immediate future.


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