PHPExcel: the right way to open files

Just let PHPExcel figure out the file type by using PHPExcel_IOFactory::identify()

$filename = 'your_file.xls';
 
require_once 'PHPExcel/Classes/PHPExcel.php';
 
// Create new PHPExcel object
$filetype = PHPExcel_IOFactory::identify($filename);
$objReader = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createReader($filetype);
$objReader->setReadDataOnly(true);  // set this if you don't need to write
$objPHPExcel = $objReader->load($filename);

// go through each sheet
foreach ($objPHPExcel->getWorksheetIterator() as $worksheet) {
  ...
}

2 thoughts on “PHPExcel: the right way to open files

  1. Anonymous says:

    This comment is wrong..

    $objReader->setReadDataOnly(true); // set this if you don’t need to write

    it’s not “read-only” .. it’s “only-data” .. means cell values, but no format, comment, etc.

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