How to use PHPExcel external library with Yii
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Trying to learn and help some other programmers to find their solutions on the [Yii Forum](http://www.yiiframework.com/forum "Yii Forum") (I think is a superb way to learn the framework), I was facing one challenge with an external library that a fellow programmer wanted to use -quite good indeed: [PHPExcel](http://phpexcel.codeplex.com/
"PHPExcel"). And what is PHPExcel?
<h4>PHPExcel - OpenXML - Create Excel2007 documents in PHP - Spreadsheet engine</h4>
<blockquote>Project providing a set of classes for the PHP programming language, which allow you to write to and read from different file formats, like Excel 2007, PDF, HTML, ... This project is built around Microsoft's OpenXML standard and PHP.
Checkout the [Features](http://phpexcel.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Features) this class set provides, such as setting spreadsheet meta data (author, title, description, ...), multiple worksheets, different fonts and font styles, cell borders, fills, gradients, adding images to your spreadsheet and much, much more!</blockquote>