I'm trying to read an Excel file (Office 2003). There is an Excel file that needs to be uploaded and its contents parsed.
Via Google, I can only find answers to these related (and insufficient topics): generating Excel files, reading Excel XML files, reading Excel CSV files, or incomplete abandoned projects. I own Office 2003 so if I need any files from there, they are available. It's installed on my box but isn't and can't be installed on my shared host.
Edit: so far all answers point to PHP-ExcelReader and/or this additional article about how to use it.
I use PHP-ExcelReader to read xls files, and works great.