What is your XLS file format reference?

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May 20, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I'm working on a project that involves importing (and later exporting) XLS files. I might need to dive in and produce some patches to PHPExcel in the process. What reference are you using for the file format?

Coordinator
May 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Edited May 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM

You can find details of the MS Office BIFF file formats in the microsoft.com library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc313105%28v=office.12%29.aspx which is the reference I use for most work with xls.

May 22, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Thanks. I thought we were still at the era of reverse-engineering the XLS format :-)

Coordinator
May 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM
kratib wrote:

Thanks. I thought we were still at the era of reverse-engineering the XLS format :-)


Not for the last couple of years, thank heavens.