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I am interested in embedding an excel spreadsheet in a future website. I have been searching for a way to get the info out of the spreadsheet possibly into a form. Or some way that I can get the data from it on the back end. I need the excel functionality, but some way to submit it and use the data. Is it possible to submit the spreadsheet as form data in some way?

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You can always use Google Docs - their spreadsheet can be publicized over the Net, and they allow forms to be created very easily.

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Are there any drawbacks with using GoogleDocs? Can I embed it in my own interface? Is the data stored in those sheets held onto by google/in the cloud? – kgrad Sep 16 '09 at 16:01
Google Docs is still very simplistic, but should satisfy your needs, especially if you just use it as a data collection point (export to excel and crunch later). Embedding should not be a problem depending on how you structure your code, and yes, the data is hosted by google and on the Internet. – caliban Sep 16 '09 at 16:11
Unfortunately I can't have data exist in the cloud / hosted by google so this solution doesn't work for me. But Thanks for the suggestion! – kgrad Sep 16 '09 at 17:27

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