Hi -

Can someone please help me?
I have a html table generated by php mysql and have a header to download it to excel.
My problem is, I have this cell/table data that displays .10 in html and when I exported it in excel it displays as 0.1. The proper output should be the ones displayed in html table, and they don't allow me to add a single quote or anything to change the value to string.
Is there anyway special php formatting I need to know before downloading it to excel?
Can anyone guide me on these please?

Thanks,
Pabz

Hi there,
in HTML apply this

style="mso-number-format:'\@';"

to cells with your . values or define a CSS class with this style and apply the class.

Thanks for the reply petr.pavel.
I tried the style that you suggested and it added a single quote before the value. I ask them about this before and they prefer if theres no extra character shown.
Late yesterday, a co worker of mine gave me a link ...http://www.akbkhome.com/blog.php/View/78/78_Generating_excel_again.html. XML to excel is one of the solution but for a quicker way we can use PEAR spreadsheet excel writer..http://pear.php.net/manual/en/package.fileformats.spreadsheet-excel-writer.php.
Hope this one could help someone else..thanks

I tried the style that you suggested and it added a single quote before the value.

Uhm, I find it difficult to believe that a CSS style could add an apostrophe.
Can you give me an URL with the HTML table you're trying to import? Or can you attach it here?
Petr

Sorry petr.pavel, my bad.
I forgot to remove the single quote I've added to my code before.
And I tried you suggestion again and it works, Thanks!!!
You have saved me a lot of time...Cheers!

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