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Don't break when attempting to import a zip file that's not an Excel file (eg. .numbers) #423

merged 2 commits into from Nov 20, 2017


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commented Oct 18, 2017


We're running a service that uses exceljs to process uploaded Excel spreadsheets. The other day a user accidentally uploaded a wrongly named .numbers file, which caused an exceljs crash:

     TypeError: Cannot read property 'reduce' of undefined
      at module.exports.reconcile (dist/es5/xlsx/xform/book/workbook-xform.js:145:34)
      at module.exports.reconcile (dist/es5/xlsx/xlsx.js:85:19)
      at dist/es5/xlsx/xlsx.js:316:14

I had a quick look, and it seems like .numbers files also use a zip-based container, but since all the entries are differently named compared to .xlsx, some internal state ends up being unintialized, which makes reconcile break.

Turns out it was rather easy to just default that state so the file loads, but isn't populated with any worksheets. It would probably be better to reject the promise with a specific error, though. What do you think?


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commented Nov 20, 2017

Hey Guys,
Finally I have some time to catch up on excel stuff. This looks good - non breaking benign kind of change so I'm happy to include it. Will try to publish some time this week

@guyonroche guyonroche merged commit 8300ebb into exceljs:master Nov 20, 2017
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