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    Excel spreadsheet as web application

    Hey guys, I have a possible client. He wrote a huge excel spreadsheet with tons of formulas. He wants to get the spreadsheet on the internet, not as a downloadable document though. He wants the person to be able to enter some information in some cells and the rest is generated. Can someone please tell me how I can get this done.

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    There is nothing that I'm aware of that can do this automatically. You would have to have all of the formulae, etc., and program it from scratch in JavaScript. I'd be happy to give it a shot, but it won't be for free. Perhaps, you should post this in the "Work" area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalarie View Post
    There is nothing that I'm aware of that can do this automatically. You would have to have all of the formulae, etc., and program it from scratch in JavaScript. I'd be happy to give it a shot, but it won't be for free. Perhaps, you should post this in the "Work" area.
    Wouldn't JavaScript expose the logic to anyone and everyone? I doubt the client would want that. PHP or a similar server-side app would keep the detail more secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedaisoul View Post
    Wouldn't JavaScript expose the logic to anyone and everyone? I doubt the client would want that. PHP or a similar server-side app would keep the detail more secure.
    You're correct, but nobody mentioned anything about security and JS gives an immediate answer without calling the server, again.

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    Thank you guys very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG89 View Post
    Hey guys, I have a possible client. He wrote a huge excel spreadsheet with tons of formulas.
    How many rows and columns are we talking about?

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    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Google Docs Spreadsheets. It has the functionality and allows you to import .xls documents.
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    Yes try Google docs spreadsheet. It is the only possible answer for this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corbingrimes View Post
    Yes try Google docs spreadsheet. It is the only possible answer for this question.
    My reading of the OP suggested that the spreadsheet was to be used as a form of commercial quote engine. The user is offered an input form on which he/she supplies some parameters, and the spreadsheet (or whatever) works in the background to produce the response.

    If that is what was intended, does this spreadsheet have the facility to work transparently like that? If so, is there a charge for using it commercially?

    Also it seems a little premature to rule out a server-side app written in PHP or whatever. In the past, I've used a spreadsheet to mock up an app then coded it once I had got the logic right. That wasn't a web app, but the principle applies.

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    alternative to Google Spreadsheets

    Google spreadsheets is a great way to organize, plus it's free of course. If you need an easy tool that gives you JSON embed code for your sites and a way to organize like spreadsheets - try a beta software called JSON Data. Tools like this are getting better and starting to pop-up for front-end developers, just keep your eyes open. thanks and let me know if this is relevant information.

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