LibXL is a nice little inexpensive library that allows you to read and create excel files without actually having a copy of excel.

the library is available as a C++ library and a dot net library but for DataFlex there is no direct way of using LibXL.

We built a simple COM Interop wrapper for LibXL that allows you to use LibXL from within DataFlex

We are making this library available freely to DataFlex Developers.


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Install using the DataFlex Package Manager

The LibXL Library is available via the DataFlex Package manager