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From Nick Burch <nick.bu...@alfresco.com>
Subject Re: I need to read only (not write) large xls and xlsx files
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:18:24 GMT
On Fri, 27 Aug 2010, Brian Trezise wrote:
> Is there anything similar for writing of large .xls files as well?

Alas not. The biff8 file format has loads of back-and-forth references 
between different records. This makes at almost impossible to do a 
streaming write, because you need to know about things later in the file 
to write earlier bits...

Nick

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