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Thread: .xls data structure

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    Default .xls data structure

    Can someone post a link that describes excel's data structure? I'm trying to create a program that can manipulate excel spread sheets, but it might be likely that the software will become proprietary so I want to avoid using JXml/other open source libraries if possible.


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    Default Re: .xls data structure

    I would seriously look at an open source library to be honest, like Apache POI - Java API To Access Microsoft Format Files

    Otherwise I guess you could have a look at [MS-XLS]: Excel Binary File Format (.xls) Structure Specification


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    Default Re: .xls data structure

    Hey helloworld,

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    Default Re: .xls data structure

    :O that is quite the data structure.

    @Json: I would normally go for the open-source option, but this is for work and they don't really like open source.

    @JavaPF: I think that would work. I'll try it out and see what happens. Now i've just got to learn SQL...

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