PHP-Excel ========= This is a small library written in PHP to generate an Excel file (in MicrosoftXML format) out of a two-dimensional array. It is NOT a full-grown solution to handle some serious data interchange between databases <> PHP <> Excel, but a small and simple way of throwing out an XML natively readable by Excel to the browser. Author: Oliver Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Project: http://code.google.com/p/php-excel/ Issues: http://code.google.com/p/php-excel/issues/list Version: 1.1 Version 1.1 ----------- After revitalizing the project this version now addresses several issues in the bugtracker. On my way to version 2 I wanted to publish an intermediate version to fix some stupid errors I did in the first run. Version 2 now allows: * The setting of an encoding (default: UTF-8) * The automagic type identification for strings/numbers It fixes: * An issue (#3) with large arrays and implode * An issue (#7) with other charsets than iso-8859-1 * An issue (#9) with XML entity encoding (still not 100%) Version 1 --------- This was the first version, released on March, 8th 2007. It was usable for many people using the ISO-8859-1 charset and for small arrays. However, it had some serious flaws using other charsets or using larger data containers. License ------- Please see the included license.txt for details (it's MIT license) or visit: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php ...for more details. Tutorial -------- To get the export running, first create a two-dimensional array (please stick to 2 dimensions, the library does not work with complex arrays): $a = array(); for($i=0;$i<10;$i++) $a = array('Cell' . $i); Instanciate the library and give the array as input: $xls = new Excel_XML(); $xls->addArray($a); Generate the XML/Excel file. This method should trigger the browsers "Save as..." dialog: $xls->generateXML('test'); Optional values --------------- 1) You may set your own charset in the constructor of the class: $xls = new Excel_XML('UTF-8'); 2) You may activate/deactivate type identification for table cells (strings/numbers): $xls = new Excel_XML('UTF-8', true); Whereas the values are: 'true' = type identification active, 'false' (default) = type identification inactive. 3) You may set the worksheet title directly in the constructor: $xls = new Excel_XML('UTF-8', true, 'Testsheet'); Problems, Errors, Help ---------------------- If problems or error occur I unfortunately can not provide any support. However, please visit the projects website and post an issue to the comments or bugtracker. Thanks.