[fpc-pascal] Re: read cells contents from .xls file

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 13:43:24 CEST 2013

On 01/10/2013 13:15, John Lee wrote:
> Thanks - as you say (with nice irony) it isn't a simple format, and I
> don't pretend to understand it, indeed it is 'doing my head in'  -  but
> I don't want to write .xls or do charts etc, just read some cells (only
> in in excel 2003, seems to be v11 according to help) - maybe my hope of
> a few lines, with one or two units 'used', isn't possible but there seem
> to be millions of lines here. Is there an example of reading cells from
> named spread that you could point to?    

In case you hadn't found it: examples here

Excel 2003 .xls format is AFAIU BIFF8 as well.

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