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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-37287 import latest 3rd party libs into 2.5dev META
  3. MDL-35356

Replace Excel_Writer with PHPExcel and improve ODS export

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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3.2
    • Fix Version/s: 2.5
    • Component/s: Libraries
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1/ use http://127.0.0.1/lib/tests/other/spreadsheettestpage.php to generate the test files
      2/ open the files in various office suites (alternatively use the attached samples)
      3/ test existing excel/ods export in moodle
      4/ test it using different browsers (IE, FF, Safari, ignore Chrome, lol, not really).

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      1/ use http://127.0.0.1/lib/tests/other/spreadsheettestpage.php to generate the test files 2/ open the files in various office suites (alternatively use the attached samples) 3/ test existing excel/ods export in moodle 4/ test it using different browsers (IE, FF, Safari, ignore Chrome, lol, not really).
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_25_STABLE
    • Pull from Repository:
    • Pull Master Branch:
      w51_MDL-35356_m25_excel

      Description

      The Excel_Writer library has been failing to produce reliable output for some time. We have been considering dropping Excel support altogether.

      However it may be worth considering a new alternative called PHPExcel.

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        1. moodletest.ods
          6 kB
        2. moodletest.xls
          10 kB
        3. moodletest.xlsx
          12 kB

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              Assignee:
              skodak Petr Skoda
              Reporter:
              salvetore Michael de Raadt
              Integrator:
              Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
              Tester:
              David Monllaó
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
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                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                14/May/13