PHP Excel Reader - Parse and retrieve XLS files with PHP
PHP Excel Reader allows you to parse and retrieve information from XLS files with PHP. It reads the binary format of XLS files directly and can return values and formats from any cell.
The simplest way to interact with an XLS file is to just dump it to HTML for display in a browser. This method will generate a table with inline CSS and all available formatting. By simply using the PHP statement the output looks like shown below.