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Demonstrate the ExcelImportExportPlugin plugin

The two key features of the ExcelImportExportPlugin plugin allow;

  • Excel .xls files to be imported into a TWiki topic and displayed as a TWiki table
  • A TWiki table to be exported to an Excel file

Example 1a

Create a TWiki table from an .xls file.

  1. Attach the .xls file (eg. demo.xls) to the topic (eg. Click the Attach button)
  2. Use the %EXCEL2TABLE{}% call to render the .xls file's data in a twiki table.

The call,

%EXCEL2TABLE{topic="%TOPIC%" file="demo"}%

produces the result,

Integers Floating Percentages Currency Dates Booleans Text
-11 0.01 112.00% 5.00 Sun 1 Feb 76 FALSE Testing 1234
12 12.30 33.00% 10.00 Sun 12 Jul 07 TRUE Some text goes here
-13 -123.00 44.00% 15.00 Mon 20 Dec 04 FALSE Hello World
14 65.43 45.24% 25.00 Wed 20 Dec 06 FALSE qwertyuiop
-15 10000.00 31.00% 123.00 Sun 14 Feb 09 TRUE data
16 82.52 26.00% 65,536.00 Tue 5 Jul 63 TRUE strings
data: demo.xls

Info As with all TWiki tables the sort order may be changed by clicking on the column headers.

Example 1b

Create a TWiki table from an .xls file using a TWiki template. Note: previous versions of this plugin would not work without a template. The template feature appears to be redundant...

  1. Attach the .xls file (eg. demo.xls) to the topic (eg. Click the Attach button)
  2. Create a TWiki form with the same column headings as those of the .xls file. The form used by this example is PluginTestExcelImportExportForm.
  3. Use the %EXCEL2TABLE{}% call to render the .xls file's data in a twiki table.

The call,

%EXCEL2TABLE{topic="%TOPIC%" file="demo" template="PluginTestExcelImportExportForm"}%

produces the result,

Integers Floating Percentages Currency Dates Booleans Text
-11 0.01 112.00% 5.00 Sun 1 Feb 76 FALSE Testing 1234
12 12.30 33.00% 10.00 Sun 12 Jul 07 TRUE Some text goes here
-13 -123.00 44.00% 15.00 Mon 20 Dec 04 FALSE Hello World
14 65.43 45.24% 25.00 Wed 20 Dec 06 FALSE qwertyuiop
-15 10000.00 31.00% 123.00 Sun 14 Feb 09 TRUE data
16 82.52 26.00% 65,536.00 Tue 5 Jul 63 TRUE strings
data: demo.xls

Info As with all TWiki tables the sort order may be changed by clicking on the column headers.

Example 1c

Create a TWiki table from a more complex .xls file without a template.

  1. Attach the .xls file (eg. kernel_performance.xls) to the topic (eg. Click the Attach button)
  2. Use the %EXCEL2TABLE{}% call to render the .xls file's data in a twiki table.

The call,

%EXCEL2TABLE{topic="%TOPIC%" file="kernel_performance"}%

produces the passable result,

                with USE_GNU            
    No instrumentation   With libsafe   % Overhead       No instrumentation   With libsafe   % Overhead
getwd()   3.71   3.46   -6.73854447439353   getwd()   3.91   3.63   -7.1611253196931
strcpy(1)   0.06   0.5   733.333333333333   strcpy(1)   0.05   0.39   680
strcpy(256)   1.37   3.1   126.277372262774   strcpy(256)   1.36   1.78   30.8823529411765
strcpy(1024)   5.21   10.22   96.1612284069098   strcpy(1024)   5.2   5.23   0.576923076923082
strcat(1)   0.07   0.48   585.714285714286   strcat(1)   0.06   0.56   833.333333333333
strcat(256)   2.01   3.08   53.2338308457712   strcat(256)   2   1.91   -4.5
strcat(1024)   7.76   10.2   31.4432989690722   strcat(1024)   7.76   5.47   -29.5103092783505
sprintf(1)   2.02   1.45   -28.2178217821782   sprintf(1)   2.02   1.44   -28.7128712871287
sprintf(25)   5.2   4.63   -10.9615384615385   sprintf(25)   5.2   4.63   -10.9615384615385
sprintf(1024)   13.96   13.4   -4.01146131805158   sprintf(1024)   13.97   13.4   -4.08017179670723
realpath(49)   4.35   4.63   6.43678160919541   realpath(49)   4.36   4.49   2.98165137614679
dlsym(strcpy)   1.26   1.16   -7.93650793650794   dlsym(strcpy)   1.26   1.16   -7.93650793650794

    No instrumentation   With libsafe   % Overhead                
getwd()   4.07   3.95   -2.94840294840295                
strcpy(1)   0.05   0.39   680                
strcpy(256)   1.55   1.96   26.4516129032258                
strcpy(1024)   5.74   5.85   1.9163763066202                
strcat(1)   0.06   0.56   833.333333333333                
strcat(256)   2.13   2.11   -0.938967136150236                
strcat(1024)   8.5   5.93   -30.2352941176471                
sprintf(1)   2.28   1.42   -37.719298245614                
sprintf(25)   5.64   4.99   -11.5248226950355                
sprintf(1024)   15.36   14.85   -3.3203125                
realpath(49)   4.52   4.6   1.76991150442478                
dlsym(strcpy)   1.26   1.16   -7.93650793650794                
data: kernel_performance.xls

Example 2

Create, edit and export a .xls file from a TWiki table.

The call,

%TABLE2EXCEL{topic="%TOPIC%" file="%WEB%_mytestexcelfile"}%

induces the browser to prompt to save the table as an Excel file with the specied name. The file="" field is optional. Without it, the browser should invoke the application (eg. MS Excel) by default. See http://twiki.ph.rhul.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/ShowCase/PluginTestExcelImportExport?raw=on for the TWiki markup which produces the editable table below.

Info Note: The %TABLE2EXCEL{}% call MUST be placed at the top of the table and not below it!

Integers Floating Percentages Currency Dates Booleans Text
-11 0.01 112.00% 5.00 Sun 1 Feb 76 FALSE Testing 1234
12 12.30 33.00% 10.00 Sun 12 Jul 07 TRUE Some text goes here
-13 -123.00 44.00% 15.00 Mon 20 Dec 04 FALSE Hello World
14 65.43 45.24% 25.00 Wed 20 Dec 06 FALSE qwertyuiop
-15 10000.00 31.00% 123.00 Sun 14 Feb 09 TRUE data
26 182.52 126.00% 65,536.00 Tue 5 Jul 67 FALSE some string
100 101.45 102.56 102.67 Wed 15 Aug 12 TRUE string string

See ExcelImportExportPlugin for full plugin details.

-- TomCraneAdmin - 27 August 2012

Topic attachments
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Microsoft Excel Spreadsheetxls kernel_performance.xls manage 7.5 K 15 Aug 2012 - 15:53 TomCraneAdmin  

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Topic revision: r5 - 27 Sep 2012 - TomCraneAdmin

 
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