Copy from XLS Files: Several problems

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Mar 30, 2010 at 8:28 AM



i try to copy the file 29032010_original.xls to 29032010_copy.xls with follow code:

$objReader = @PHPExcel_IOFactory::createReader('Excel5');
    $objPHPExcel = @$objReader->load("29032010_original.xls");        
    $objWriter = @PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($objPHPExcel, 'Excel5');

    $tempfile = "29032010_copy.xls";
    catch(Exception $exc)
        echo "<br>".$exc;


i compared both files and detected several differences:

The formula in E67 is missing.

I believe its because the percent?


A rule is missing which colors red the percent value and the text in the field E67 if the percent value is higher than 100%. (Like in the original file)

Some formats in the text is different.


Thank you,





Mar 30, 2010 at 8:34 AM

You can find both files here:

Apr 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Any ideas?

Apr 8, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Excel5 writer is still buggy when it comes to formulas. There is this work item:

In particular it can't handle % operator. Unfortunately. Until this is fixed, instead of this:



you can try this:


Apr 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Thank you for the information.

Is there a date till the problems are probably fixed?

Till this works i will try it without %.


Whats about the other two problems:

The missing rule and the different formats in the files?


Thank you,