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  2. MDL-28069

Evaluate use of Excel exports throughout Moodle


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      After some problems with creating database activity module exports (see MDLQA-964 and MDL-19864 for details), it appears that there are various places where we have Excel related code. It would probably be a good idea to go in and remove any duplication and settle on a single approach that seems reasonably reliable. Here is what I found so far:


      Some questions that came up in discussions:
      1) Are the libraries current (updated)
      2) Are there other libraries now that produce more recent versions of Excel (Biff8 is essentially Excel 5 - prior to 2007, etc.)
      3) are we using one single library/approach to creating the Excel files?
      4) should we continue to support xls format

      I wonder if there is a way to create the Open Office Calc file (or a CSV) and then simply have that converted to an xls file.

      There may be other issues as well but I figured this would be a good place to start a conversation. I'm attaching a grep of the code base for any file containing the word excel.

      Peace - Anthony

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