Conversion plugin phpxlsx

Conversion plugin installation and set up

Set up

The selection of the transformation method to use is done in the config/phpxlsxconfig.ini file:

The available options are the following:

  • method: the option of choice in the conversion plugin. Available options: libreoffice or msexcel.
  • path: only necessary if the previous option is libreoffice. Type the absolute path to the LibreOffice executable file.

Type this configuration to use the conversion plugin based on LibreOffice (including the path in the OS to the LibreOffice executable):

Type this if you prefer to work with the msexcel method:

If you are using a Windows server and the LibreOffice method, and the path includes blank spaces please wrap the path with single quotation marks:

You can also choose and overwrite the conversion method dynamically with the "method" option when invoking transform. E.g., when working with the method based on LibreOffice:


To work with the method based on LibreOffice it is mandatory to install its version 4.3 or higher. It is suggested to download and install the latest available version:

For Linux operating systems, you can also download LibreOffice from the distribution official repositories.

The msexcel method needs a Windows server, PHP COM support and the installation of MS Excel 2007 or higher.

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