Limited import from .xls format

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I realize that doing a full import from .xls format is neither straightforward nor necessarily desirable. I do think, however, that an import module that fetched just the numerical and string data, but not the formulas, would be well worth having. This would be a close variant of the CSV importer, just accepting a different file format. Ideally it would understand both binary and XML versions, but binary is more important in the current state of things.


Agreed. This has been requested by other users off-forum. Something we are carefully considering since as you know there are a lot of issues involved.

Good comments as they are very helpful.