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pear – Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer Excel 2007 Format

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I am using PEAR’s Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer to generate excel file. It works fine.

Now we need to make the excel file 2007 format so that can be opened in more devices, such as ipad.

Can Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer generate 2007 excel file format at all? or we have to switch to http://phpexcel.codeplex.com/

Thanks in advance.

How to&Answers:

PEAR’s Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer will only generate BIFF5 format (Excel 5.0) – BIFF8 format .xls files. If you want to write Office Open XML Spreadsheet files (.xlsx) then you will need to switch to a different library, such as PHPExcel, or develop your own/extend Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer yourself, or switch your method completely (e.g. to use COM instead).


I would go with the Open XML Library.

There are way’s to use it from PHP: