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Import contents of Excel file into XenForo database

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Resolution, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Resolution

    Resolution New Member

    Does anyone know of an add on or have experience of coding for the following:

    - Read contents of Excel file stored on separate website (not where the XenForo site is installed)
    - Save .xls file to XenForo ftp.
    - Add contents of Excel file to XenForo database
    - Parse database/display queries on page
    - Repeat the above using Cron Job so that changes in .xls can be checked hourly

    I have got .php code working locally, away from XenForo, but can't integrate it into XenForo. For some reason, whether it is permissions based I have been unable to save the file down. Where is the best place to save a file for XenForo?

    I have used PHPExcel (PHPExcel - Home). This code seems to only work by saving a copy of the .xls locally first (through .php fopen) and then reading the file. It errors when trying to read an .xls file from a site that is not where the .php is located.

    Any help appreciated.
     

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