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Excel Reader: Access Excel spreadsheets as databases using ODBC

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This class can be used to access Excel spreadsheets like databases using ODBC.

It opens an Excel spreadsheet using ODBC given a previously defined DSN (data source name) pointing to an existing Excel spreadsheet file.

It can execute queries to retrieve the list of sheets in a spreadsheet, retrieve the names of columns in each sheet, retrieve the data in the sheet cells as an array or display it as an HTML table.

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Name: Excel Reader
Base name: excel_reader
Description: Access Excel spreadsheets as databases using ODBC
Version: 1.0
PHP version: 4.3.4
License: Free for non-commercial use
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Excel is a very popular application used often as personal database program. Users enter tabular data that is often important to run their businesses.

Excel stores spreadsheets in proprietary format files. This makes it more difficult for external applications to access and process data stored in Excel spreadsheets.

An alternative solution to read Excel files is to use the ODBC API in a system with Excel drivers.

This class uses the ODBC API to retrieve data from Excel spreadsheets, thus simplifying the implementation of applications that need to retrieve information entered by users of the Excel program.

Manuel Lemos

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