troubleshooting Question

Generating Excel in php

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I have been using this technique for years to generate Excel spreadsheets from a php program.

At the beginning of the php is this code:

<?php
header("Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel; charset=UTF-8");
$fn = "excel" . date('Y-m-d_h_i') . ".xls";
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=" . $fn);
?>

Then I build an old fashioned HTML table with rows & columns that become the rows & columns of the spreadsheet.

If I change the line: $fn = "excel" . date('Y-m-d_h_i') . ".xls"; to $fn = "excel" . date('Y-m-d_h_i') . ".xlsx";,
will that cause it to generate an xlsx file compatible with current Excel?

Or is there a better way?

Thanks
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