I am trying to add a "import from excel"-feature to my C++ application.
I thought it would be a simple task of traversing a couple of cells with an easy-to-use API.
However, as the project is built with standard C++ (no .net or mfc!) the only viable way seems to be using
the rather clumsy ODBC-approach. (I already tossed the idea of making this feature cross platform out the window)
I found this link on the subject:
Unforunately, that code is closely tied to MFC. Also it just pulls names like "demo_table" and "field_1"
out of thin air!
As I've managed to get something similar (Plain-C ODBC) working when reading data from an Access database,
Im supposing doing the same thing with an excel-sheet will be much of the same, except this time I don't
know the name of the sheets and fields.
Im looking for C/C++ code examples to read a couple of cells from a an Excel-sheet (Just reading, no writing).
I would appreciate if somebody could supply that, or provide a link to a website who does.
(Im not interested in having the user manually export the .xls file to a xml or comma-separated text file,
so you don't have to bother suggesting that, unless that can be made automatically without user interaction)