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    import excell in php

    i want to know how to import an excell file into my database using PHP?

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    Saving an actual document is a matter of using a blob type in your database and plugging the binary in (via a simple fopen to fread/fpassthru call). If you intend to use the data in the columns, that will require extensively more work from a standard document. Excel is not an open type, which means you need to either write a custom handling for it which involves a lot of bit work (and trial and error since I haven't found structure information about excel (2003 mind you) on the MS website), or find a package that already exists to do it.
    Alternatively, an export of the document to a simple type such as xml or csv will allow much easier parsing for storage in the database. This can then be parsed using a dom/simplexml walk or fgetcsv.


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