How to access excel sheet with C program(open,read,write)

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    Hi friends,
    I don't know how to open, read and write to excel sheet with C code

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    Probably the same way that this other poster was after MS .DOC files
    fopen and fclose functions

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    exactly as that thread said, there is a lot of additional formatting
    involved with document types other than .txt, but i found that
    you can write to an excel file just as you write to a text file, using
    fprintf. your ability to control excel from within a C program is
    fairly limited unless you learn how to program formatting info in
    as well (which would be quite complex), but if you had a program
    that needed to log outputs for some calculation, i found that you
    can write to a spreadsheet - \n will move your destination cell to
    the one below the current cell, \t will move it to the cell on the
    right. this may be somewhat useful to you, but as far as reading
    in from a spreadsheet in C, you're on your own
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    I agree, given than excel can readily import tab or comma separated data from text files (I've done this many times), the amount of work it would take to generate a .xls file manually (without Microsoft's API) seems prohibitive.

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