Spout is a PHP library to read and write spreadsheet files (CSV, XLSX and ODS), in a fast and scalable way. Contrary to other file readers or writers, it is capable of processing very large files while keeping the memory usage really low (less than 3MB).
Full documentation can be found at http://opensource.box.com/spout/.
- PHP version 5.4.0 or higher
- PHP extension
- PHP extension
master branch, only unit and functional tests are included. The performance tests require very large files and have been excluded.
If you just want to check that everything is working as expected, executing the tests of the
master branch is enough.
If you want to run performance tests, you will need to checkout the
perf-tests branch. Multiple test suites can then be run, depending on the expected output:
phpunit- runs the whole test suite (unit + functional + performance tests)
phpunit --exclude-group perf-tests- only runs the unit and functional tests
phpunit --group perf-tests- only runs the performance tests
For information, the performance tests take about 30 minutes to run (processing 1 million rows files is not a quick thing).
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