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   $doc as Node,
   $filename as String,
   [$options as Object?]
) as ValueIterator


Converts a Microsoft Excel document to XHTML. Returns several nodes, including a parts node, the converted document xml node, and any other document parts (for example, css files and images). The first node is the parts node, which contains a manefest of all of the parts generated as result of the conversion. Does not convert Microsoft Office 2007 and later documents.

$doc Microsoft Office Excel document to convert to HTML, as binary node().
$filename The root for the name of the converted files and directories. If the specified filename includes an extension, then the extension is appended to the root with an underscore. The directory for other parts of the conversion (images, for example) has the string "_parts" appended to the root. For example, if you specify a filename of "myFile.xls", the generated names will be "myFile_xls.xhtml" for the xml node and "myFile_xls_parts" for the directory containing the any other parts generated by the conversion (images, css files, and so on).
$options The options object for this conversion. The default value is null. In addition to the options shown below, you can freely add xdmp.tidy options.

Options include:


Specify true to run tidy on the document and false not to run tidy. If you run tidy, you can also freely add xdmp.tidy options.


An integer specifying which sheet of the input Excel document to convert. If this option is not set, all sheets are converted.


Specify true to produce "compact" HTML, that is, without style information. The default is false.


Specify true to convert only the print area of the sheet.


Specify true to produce one document for each sheet. The default is false.

Sample Options:

The following is a sample options object which specifies that tidy should be used to clean the generated html, specifies to use the tidy "clean" option, and specifies to only convert sheet 2 of the document:
  "tidy": true,

Usage Notes

The convert functions return several nodes. The first node is a manifest containing the various parts of the conversion. Typically there will be an xml part, a css part, and some image parts. Each part is returned as a separate node in the order shown in the manifest.

Therefore, given the following manifest:


the first node of the returned query is the manifest, the second is the "myFile_xls.xhtml" node, the third is the "myFile_xls_parts/conv.css" node, and the fourth is the myFile_xls_parts/toc.xml node.


var results = xdmp.excelConvert(
var manifest= results.next().value;
var excelAsXHTML = results.next().value;

=> The excel document converted as xhtml.  The results variable
   is a ValueIterator, where the first item is the manifest, and the 
   remaining items are the converted nodes.


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