Problem With Long Text

Jan 2, 2008 at 2:21 PM
I've done a Php script that exports products data from a MySql database to MsExcel using this useful PHPExcel class, everything is fine except for the description field. This usually is a very long text and when I add this with getActiveSheet()->setCellValue I get only a part of the entire text ( I tried to count how many chars it writes, but my excel doesn't recognize the LEN function... maybe you can help me with this issue as well.. ) . So, what do I have to do to write the entire 'description' product field inside the cell?
Thank you for help.

Jan 4, 2008 at 1:37 PM
Please check for Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 limitations.
Jan 4, 2008 at 2:57 PM
Thank You,
this was very useful, I've found the ptoblem:

'The number of characters that can be stored and displayed in a cell formatted as Text => 255'

So, is it possible to change the cell format from the actual 'text' to any other kind of format?
Thank you again.
Jan 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM
Can you try using RichText?
Jan 7, 2008 at 8:32 AM
I think so,
the problem is I don't know what to do :)
Do you know what I have to do if I want to convert a cell to Rich Text Format?
Thank you
Jan 7, 2008 at 9:54 AM
Check example, this has some examples of creating rich text.
Feb 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM
i want the same thing i.e. want to apply "Text" format rather than "General" format
not for any single cell but for whole sheet
if i apply it cell by cell the page dies out of timeout
any thing possible here?