Export to excel [chinese, russian, arabic]

Topics: Developer Forum
Mar 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Hi there, :)

i just found PHPExcel on my search for an excel file generating framework. This solution looks very promising and pretty much alive to me  aLive is good :)

I like to confirm some mayor requirements for my project before i dive deeper into the code. Hope you can help me out.

- Generate excel files .xls [97-2000 compatible]  think i can check that ... check

- Content is mainly Text and some Images, about 20 columns and 300 rows

- Text can come in various Languages like english, chinese, japanese, russian, german, arabic. Are there any problems [maybe with the charsets] ahead i have to look into?

- Styling explicte choosen cells! For Example to highlite specific data...




Mar 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Hi Jens,


I think you should be good ;) I have no experience with images, but I know they are kind of supported these days. I do have experience with very large worksheets (> 100K rows) containing exotic characters like strange asian characters, using UTF-8, and that works like a charm. Same goes for styling, works very well. Only problem with big worksheets in terms of data, of many styles is that your script may take long and/or use a lot of memory.

Mar 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

hi borft,

thanks for these quick answers :) sounds good