Please can anybody help me how can i read xls/xlsx file from controller using Zend framework.

When I used to use Zend, it didn't have built in support for handing XLS files, so I used to use the PHP Excel library.

Beware - It can be a little heavy on the memory, if handling very large XLS files (10,000 lines).

Please can you advise how to use PHP Excel library.

It's a very large library. I would suggest you read the documentation and come back with specific questions.

It worked for me, i have used current version as of this writing is v1.7.7.