Okay, so what I want to do is upload an excel sheet and display it on my website, in html. What are my options here ? I’ve found this xlrd module that allows you to read the data from spreadsheets, but I don’t really need that right now.
Why don’t you need xlrd? It sounds like exactly what you need.
Create a Django model with a FileField that holds the spreadsheet. Then your view uses xlrd to loop over the rows and columns and put them into an HTML table. Job done.
Possible complications: multiple sheets in one Excel file; formulas; styles.
Use Zoho Viewer in your template.
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