Data validation support in PHPExcel_Writer_Excel5 - Let's Develop it?

Topics: Developer Forum
Dec 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM

I have a really big project with a lot of xls stuff. I'm using PHPExcel and i like it.

But, I'm strongly needed in Data validation feature.


Couple words about  my project:

I need to create (generate) advanced report templates, sometimes prefilled, and send it to user. User download, fill and upload report back to the site. Site read it and store into DB. I have a ability to generate a summary reports (for directorate) for show and download.

Reports has advanced styles,  formulas and other features of excel.

It is all works fine except making a data validation for cells, include comboboxes.

I have a difficult choise between  migration to MSWindows platform and direct work with Excel through OLE or getting any way to use comboboxes and VBS features.

Please, someone give me an answer about  approximate timing you planned to solve this items and let's discuss how I can help to short up the timeline


I apologize for bad English.

Jan 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Currently looking at data validation. For a start, data validation should be in place for Excel5 reader. Will try to deal with Excel5 writer next.