Read data from Excel spread sheets without Microsoft! Provides an API to allow any application to read Excel documents. The xlreader tool converts Excel data to tab delimited, CSV or SQL inserts. Written in C. Based on the the Java version by Andrew Khan.

This project was designed out frustration. I get all my email on a UNIX box. And frequently people will send Excel attachments. Without Microsoft I had no way to read them. I search the web and found a Java application that provided the basic functionality called excelRead. I ported this to C to allow my systems without Java to read Excel documents.

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