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About Excel APIs
There are several Excel APIs that are available from Microsoft and other developers. These APIs do everything from those that convert Excel to APIs for use in other applications to convert Excel sheets to PDF files and more.
What is an Excel API?
Microsoft’s primary Excel API allows developers to access data stored within Excel sheets to perform calculations outside of the application. While that is the goal of most Excel APIs, other APIs access Excel data, convert it to other formats or use the API to convert data in another format to CSV files for Excel use.
How do Excel APIs work?
Excel APIs work by accessing the Excel worksheet or workbook and using it within another application. It might transform the data by doing calculations. It could display the data graphically or merely convert the data for import into another application.
Who are Excel APIs for exactly?
Developers who wish to access data stored in Excel worksheets will fine the primary API from Microsoft to be of great benefit. Other users, such as those who want to convert the data contained within Excel to another format or those with raw data who wish to make that data available in Excel, will find this type of API useful.
Why are Excel APIs important?
Excel APIs are important because they allow developers to use data stored in Excel for other applications. For most businesses, Excel is an easy way to enter and maintain data, rather than using a more complicated database application. To convert Excel to API output for use in other applications, companies can economically use their data.
What can you expect from Excel APIs?
Excel online APIs allow you to convert Excel data to graphs, charts, and presentations in many other applications. Excel APIs can also feed data into other types of databases as well. Because the tools for using APIs with Excel are based on the Excel application itself, developers can use existing APIs or create their own quite readily.
Are there examples of free Excel APIs?
Not only are there dozens of free Excel APIs available from sites like RapidAPI, Microsoft has a large library of APIs for use with its software, which includes not only Excel but Microsoft Graphs and Visual Basic as well. The base toolset within Excel also allows developers to create their own Excel online APIs and easily.
Best Excel APIs
Excel API SDKs
All Excel APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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