How to read and write ODF/ODS files (OpenDocument Spreadsheets)
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Published: 28 Sep 2009
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How to read and write ODF/ODS files (OpenDocument Spreadsheets).
by Josip Kremenic
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Introduction

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an XML-based file format for representing electronic documents such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. The standard was developed by the OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), and it is free and open format.

The OpenDocument format is used in free software and in proprietary software. Originally, format was implemented by the OpenOffice.org office suite and, with Office 2007 SP2, Microsoft also supports ODF subset.

This article will explain basics of ODF format, and specifically its implementation in spreadsheet applications (OpenOffice.org Calc and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP2). Presented is a demo application which writes/reads tabular data to/from .ods files. Application is written in C# using Visual Studio 2008. Created .ods files can be opened using Excel 2007 SP2 and OpenOffice.org Calc.


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Title: Read from .ods   
Name: .ods
Date: 2011-06-14 9:48:22 AM
Comment:
in asp.net i cannot view data from .ods file.
but i can view from .xls
Title: Read ODS Data   
Name: Cuong
Date: 2010-07-22 4:52:40 PM
Comment:
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Title: Read ODS Data   
Name: pdvbalaji
Date: 2010-06-24 10:30:52 AM
Comment:
Hi,
Thank you I am searching for this for a long time ,but I am getting on issue ,when I am reading from .ods file in dataset I am getting some cells are empty plz tell me how to solve this problem. I am using .net2.0 and open office 3.1. I am waiting for your replay .my email id pdvbalaji@gmail.com
Title: Read ODS Data   
Name: pdvbalaji
Date: 2010-06-24 9:39:37 AM
Comment:
Hi,
Thank you I am searching for this for a long time ,but I am getting on issue ,when I am reading from .ods file in dataset I am getting some cells are empty plz tell me how to solve this problem. I am using .net2.0 and open office 3.1. I am waiting for your replay

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