libxlsxwriter

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libxlsxwriter

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I understand PB 6.10 is going to be a feature release and so I'd like to propose the addition of libxlsxwriter.

Databases need reports and I think this would be a good step in that direction.
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We know that XLS and XLSX are proprietary file formats by Microsoft.
Wouldn't it be better for PureBasic to support spreadsheets according to the Open Document standard? Just an idea.
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Little John wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:29 pm We know that XLS and XLSX are proprietary file formats by Microsoft.
The XLSX format was developed by Microsoft but I believe it's now an open standard ( ECMA-376, ISO/IEC 29500 ) and covered by Microsoft's Open Specification Promise.

Trying to come up with something as functional as XLSXWriter for the ODF format would be a lot more work than incorporating an existing, well tested library.
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