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Hey folks...
I've got an interesting problem. I'm updating and displaying an excel
spreadsheet (using com) from a php file. Works great in the debugger
(PhpEd 4.6), but not otherwise. I assume there must be a difference in
PHP versions in effect here.
Instantiating com, opening workbook, activating sheet, selecting cell,
activating cell all work just fine... but when I try to set the cell
value, I just get "waiting on localhost" and it never returns.

Code snippet:

$cell = $sheets->Cells($home_ro w[$row_num],2) ; //Select the cell
$cell->activate; //Activate the cell
$cell->value = stripslashes($r ow['player_name']);

The last statement, setting the cell value is where it never returns
from. No error, just "waiting".

As I said... no issues at all in the debugger.
My setup:
Win2000, Apache 2.0.55, PHP 5.1.4

I'm tempted to drop down to PHP 4 and see if that makes a difference.
Apparently, PHP 5 has had com issues - but I thought they had been
resolved in this release. The prev version, v5.1.2 wouldn't even open
the workbook, this version(5.1.4) does , tho.

Thanks for any help!!

Aug 9 '06 #1
1 2003
JaxDawg wrote:
Hey folks...
I've got an interesting problem. I'm updating and displaying an excel
spreadsheet (using com) from a php file. Works great in the debugger
(PhpEd 4.6), but not otherwise. I assume there must be a difference in
PHP versions in effect here.
Instantiating com, opening workbook, activating sheet, selecting cell,
activating cell all work just fine... but when I try to set the cell
value, I just get "waiting on localhost" and it never returns.

Code snippet:

$cell = $sheets->Cells($home_ro w[$row_num],2) ; //Select the cell
$cell->activate; //Activate the cell
$cell->value = stripslashes($r ow['player_name']);

The last statement, setting the cell value is where it never returns
from. No error, just "waiting".

As I said... no issues at all in the debugger.
My setup:
Win2000, Apache 2.0.55, PHP 5.1.4

I'm tempted to drop down to PHP 4 and see if that makes a difference.
Apparently, PHP 5 has had com issues - but I thought they had been
resolved in this release. The prev version, v5.1.2 wouldn't even open
the workbook, this version(5.1.4) does , tho.

Thanks for any help!!
Does the Apache service have access to the desktop? Otherwise I don't
think Excel will start.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and check the
properties of Apache.

Aug 10 '06 #2

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