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Class: MS-Excel Stream Handler
Stream wrapper to read and write MS Excel files
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Last change: Updated version and change log
Date: 18 years ago
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NAME ====== xlsStream VERSION ======= 0.3 - 20 Jan 2005 DESCRIPTION =========== MS-Excel stream handler SYNOPSIS ======== This class read/writes a data stream directly from/to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet opened with the xlsfile:// protocol. This is used to export associative array data directly to MS-Excel. REQUIREMENTS ============ PHP4 >= 4.3.2 USAGE ===== Include this file in your script, using include/require: <?php require_once "excel.php"; ?> To export an associative array to an Excel spreadsheet, simply call fopen() using the registered stream wrapper protocol xlsfile://, for example: $fp = fopen("xlsfile://path/to/file.xls", "wb"); This version expects an associative array in the form: $data = array( 0 => array( "column1" => "value1", "column2" => "value2", "column3" => "value3", "column4" => "value4", "column5" => "value5", ), 1 => array( "column1" => "value6", "column2" => "value7", "column3" => "value8", "column4" => "value9", "column5" => "value10", ), ... ); Now write your data array using a single call to fwrite(): fwrite($fp, $data); Then call fclose(), as you would normally. fclose($fp); To download an excel spreadsheet: <?php header ("Content-Type: application/x-msexcel"); header ("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"sample.xls\"" ); readfile("xlsfile://path/to/sample.xls"); exit; ?> FILES ===== excel.php Main class example_export.php Example export script example_download.php Example download script CHANGELOG ========= 0.3 - 20th Jan 2005 Fixed generated .xls unrecognized format issue due to server endian mode (Thanks to Charles Turner for pointing this out) 0.2 - 7th Jan 2005 Fixed bug with arrays and excel files with sizes over the 8192 byte limit 0.1 - 21th Oct 2004 Initial release LICENSE ======= Copyright (C)2004-2005, Ignatius Teo <> All rights reserved Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. COPYRIGHT ========= Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Ignatius Teo <> All Rights Reserved $Id: README,v 1.3 2005/01/20 09:58:58 Owner Exp $