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From Henning von Bargen <>
Subject AW: XML to EXCEL????
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 13:54:20 GMT
Excel (from Office 97) can also read and write HTML files with <table> s.
Word also supports reading HTML files,
so a very basic solution would be to format the results as HTML.
CSV format offer the same functionality as HTML for Excel.

Again, the question is, what is it exactly you need to do?
CSV or HTML doesn't support all features of excel like column spanning,
column formatting and so on.
But the format of XLS files is not open, so you can't create real XLS files
with any other tool than Excel or ActiveX
=> you need Windows and Excel to create XLS files.

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:	Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen []
> Gesendet am:	Donnerstag, 6. Juli 2000 10:24
> An:	''
> Betreff:	RE: XML to EXCEL????
> > Hi, guys
> > I have a very simple question:
> > Is there any parser or processor that can transform an XML page to an
> > Excel file and/or viceversa.
> The easiest way is most likely to use comma seperated files to talk to
Excel.  It is not hard to write a XSL style sheet to output this file
format, and write a small Perl program to convert a comma seperated file to
a similar XML file.
> What is it exactly you need to do?
> -- 
>   Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen   "...and...Tubular Bells!"
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