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tutorial1.c
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A tutorial program which is shown, with explanations, in Tutorial 1: Create a simple XLSX file.

tutorial01.png
/*
* A simple program to write some data to an Excel file using the
* libxlsxwriter library.
*
* This program is shown, with explanations, in Tutorial 1 of the
* libxlsxwriter documentation.
*
* Copyright 2014-2017, John McNamara, jmcnamara@cpan.org
*
*/
#include "xlsxwriter.h"
/* Some data we want to write to the worksheet. */
struct expense {
char item[32];
int cost;
};
struct expense expenses[] = {
{"Rent", 1000},
{"Gas", 100},
{"Food", 300},
{"Gym", 50},
};
int main() {
/* Create a workbook and add a worksheet. */
lxw_workbook *workbook = workbook_new("tutorial01.xlsx");
lxw_worksheet *worksheet = workbook_add_worksheet(workbook, NULL);
/* Start from the first cell. Rows and columns are zero indexed. */
int row = 0;
int col = 0;
/* Iterate over the data and write it out element by element. */
for (row = 0; row < 4; row++) {
worksheet_write_string(worksheet, row, col, expenses[row].item, NULL);
worksheet_write_number(worksheet, row, col + 1, expenses[row].cost, NULL);
}
/* Write a total using a formula. */
worksheet_write_string (worksheet, row, col, "Total", NULL);
worksheet_write_formula(worksheet, row, col + 1, "=SUM(B1:B4)", NULL);
/* Save the workbook and free any allocated memory. */
return workbook_close(workbook);
}