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This article presents XML Excel files. It is part of Excel file types.

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Simplest file

The following is the minimum content that corresponds to a worksheet named "TEST", with value "AAA" in cell of 3rd row and 2nd column.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Workbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet">
 <Worksheet ss:Name="TEST">
  <Table>
   <Row ss:Index="3">
    <Cell ss:Index="2"><Data ss:Type="String">AAA</Data></Cell>
   </Row>
  </Table>
 </Worksheet>
</Workbook>

Format

To know what are all the possibilities, enter a workbook manually and save it as XML format, then open the file using Notepad for example.

File with 2 worksheets

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Workbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet">
 <Worksheet ss:Name="TEST">
  <Table>
   <Row ss:Index="3">
    <Cell ss:Index="2"><Data ss:Type="String">AAA</Data></Cell>
   </Row>
  </Table>
 </Worksheet>
 <Worksheet ss:Name="TEST2">
  <Table>
   <Row ss:Index="3">
    <Cell ss:Index="2"><Data ss:Type="String">BBB</Data></Cell>
   </Row>
  </Table>
 </Worksheet>
</Workbook>
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