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Hi
I am currently writing excel(.xls) files using xml and would like to format the cells so that when the file is opened the cells are already formatted.Does anybody out there know how this is done

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  1. $data = "
  2.             <?xml version='1.0'?>
  3.             <?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
  4.             <Workbook xmlns='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet' xmlns:o='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office' xmlns:x='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel' xmlns:ss='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet' xmlns:html='http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'>
  5.             <Worksheet ss:Name='Investors'>
  6.             <Table>
  7.              ";
  8. $x = 0;
  9. for ($x = 0; $x < $resultCounter; $x++){
  10.         $data .= "<Row>";
  11.         $data .= "<Cell><Data ss:Type='Number'>".$numericField[$x]."</Data></Cell>";
  12.         $data .= "<Cell><Data ss:Type='String'>".$StringField[$x]."</Data></Cell>";
  13.        $data .= "</Row>";
  14. }
  15.  
  16. $data .= "</Table></Worksheet></Workbook>";
  17.  
Thanks in advance for the help
Jan 14 '09 #1
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jkmyoung
2,057 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
What type of formatting? Bold, Italic, and Underline are easy: just add <b>,<i>, or <u> tags like in html. (note, this is not the microsoft office proper way, but is faster) eg:
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  1. <Cell><ss:Data ss:Type="String" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">Partial <B>Bold</B></ss:Data></Cell>
gives you a cell:
Partial Bold

Another way is to define styles. Change your <Styles> node (or add one to your Workbook node if you don't already have it.)

Here we defined one style, and we are applying to a cell by using the cell's styleID attribute.
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  1. <Styles>
  2.   <Style ss:ID="Default" ss:Name="Normal">
  3.    <Alignment ss:Vertical="Bottom"/>
  4.    <Borders/>
  5.    <Font/>
  6.    <Interior/>
  7.    <NumberFormat/>
  8.    <Protection/>
  9.   </Style>
  10.    <Style ss:ID="s29">
  11.    <Alignment ss:Horizontal="Center" ss:Vertical="Bottom" ss:WrapText="1"/>
  12.    <Font ss:FontName="Arial Black" x:Family="Swiss" ss:Size="12" ss:Bold="1"/>
  13.   </Style>
  14.  </Styles>....
  15. <Cell ss:StyleID="s29"><Data ss:Type="String">formatted text</Data></Cell>
  16.  
Jan 14 '09 #2
wolfjmt
10 New Member
Thanks for the help, the code you posted helped loads, thanks very much
Jan 15 '09 #3
wolfjmt
10 New Member
Hi rlejason

Thanks for the advice, I did manage to get the cells formated correctly (using XML). It was for a site the used PHP, thus the XML way of doing it was required ... I think

Thank anyway thou.
Aug 11 '10 #4

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