The source repository for PHPExcel, together with its sister projects PHPWord and PHPPowerPoint under the auspices of PHPOffice. The repository can be found at https://github.com/PHPOffice/PHPExcel, and the latest working development code is in the develop branch.
This is the first part of series of changes in our development process which we believe will make it easier for us to do more frequent releases of better quality code. The next step will be CI integration for running automated unit testing against PHP 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 using TravisCI.
We shall be maintaining the CodePlex SVN Source repository in parallel for a time, but the github repository should be considered the definitive source.
Kasper Johansen has written a Ruby PHP Bridge, allowing the use of PHPExcel from within Ruby.
More details available from the code repository is at https://github.com/kaspernj/php_process for any Ruby coders wanting to try it. You can find a working example using PHPExcel to generate an Excel file at https://github.com/kaspernj/php_process/blob/master/examples/example_phpexcel.rb.
Eric Gazoni has just released the first version of a port of PHPExcel to Python... openpyxl/
More details available from his blog at http://ericgazoni.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/openpyxl-python-xlsx/. and the code repository is at http://bitbucket.org/ericgazoni/openpyxl/ for any Python coders wanting to try it
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.4 Production. check the changelog for details!
We now also have a full PEAR channel! Here's how to use it:
pear channel-discover pear.pearplex.net pear install pearplex/PHPExcel
Or if you've already installed PHPExcel before/p>
pear upgrade pearplex/PHPExcel
The official page can be found at http://pearplex.net.
As you may know, PHPExcel is built using an extensible model, supporting different input and output formats. The PHPExcel core class library features a spreadsheet engine, which is supported by IReader and IWriter instances used for reading and writing a spreadsheet to/from a file. Currently, PHPExcel supports writers for Excel2007, Excel5 (Excel 97+), CSV, HTML and PDF. Wouldnt it be nice if we could use PHPExcel to store a spreadsheet on Google Documents?
Read the entire blog post on Maarten Balliauw's blog.
In many companies, business logic resides in Excel. This business logic is sometimes created by business analysts and sometimes by business users who want to automate parts of their everyday job using Excel. This same Excel-based business logic is often copied into an application (i.e. a website) and is maintained on 2 places: if the Excel logic changes, the application should also be modified.
On his blog, Maarten Balliauw tells you how you can use PHPExcel to take advantage of the Excel-based business logic without having to worry about duplicate business logic.
Typo3, one of the most feature-rich and free Content Management Frameworks built with PHP, features a PHPExcel module: http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/phpexcel_library/1.0.1/.
People working with Typo3 can now download this module and start creating PHPExcel spreadsheets right away!
Current release PHPExcel 1.2.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
This release is the first release licensed as LGPL instead op GPL. This allows proprietary software developers to also include PHPExcel in their code.
Current release PHPExcel 1.1.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
Version 1.0.0 has been downloaded 1250 times, a nice user base. If you created a cool application using PHPExcel, and want to share a testimonial, please Contact me.