PHPExcel Issue with calculating cell formula

Topics: Developer Forum
May 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM
The problem started in a very complex worksheet but I reduce it to a very simple but still having the same problem.

PHPExcel is not calculating the formula, but if I change to a simple one (=B3) it works.

The formula returned by getvalue() is


My code.

require_once dirname(FILE) . '/../phpxl/Classes/PHPExcel.php';
set_include_path(get_include_path() . PATH_SEPARATOR . '/../phpxl/Classes/');
$template = "test.xlsx";
$objReader = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createReader('Excel2007');
$objPHPExcel = $objReader->load($template);
$result = $objPHPExcel->getActiveSheet()->getCell('B8')->getCalculatedValue();
$result1 = $objPHPExcel->getActiveSheet()->getCell('B8')->getValue();
echo $result.'<br>';
echo $result1.'<br>';

I'm setting a value of 8 at the B3 cell, doing this in excel calculates the same value at B8.

C8 has an 'N'.

But with phpexcel I always get the value it was saved with (2.1)


Replacing in the excel file the formula at B8 to '=B3' it works perfectly showing the result '8'.


So I must think that is a problem with the formula.

The functions are quite simple IF, T, VALUE, ISERR.

Any idea to get a workaround to this will be welcome.

May 8, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Perhaps the fact that the VALUE() function hasn't yet been implemented in PHPExcel has something to do with it: this is documented