Jul 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Edited Jul 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The $range object is a PHPExcel_NamedRange object
Check the methods for the NamedRange object
getWorksheet() returns the worksheet object for the named range. This is not a subset of the worksheet object, but the full worksheet object.
getRange() returns the referenced cells in that worksheet as a string (e.g. C3:D4)
You can then use cell methods like extractAllCellReferencesInRange() to get an array of individual cell references in the range, or getRangeBoundaries() to get the min/max row and min/max columns, or rangeBoundaries() which you can loop through
to get the cell values.
There is also a namedRangeToArray() method in the worksheet object that will return an array of cell values