Sheetster Version 1.4 / October 27, 2009
1.0 / January 27, 2009
|License||Professional Edition is commercial / proprietary, Community Edition is Apache v2|
Sheetster is a GPL Open Source Web Spreadsheet and a Java Application Server created by Extentech Inc. The product was created for the enterprise and small and medium-sized businesses as an Open Source alternative to closed document management systems.
Built by Extentech Inc, a developer of Java spreadsheet and development tools, Sheetster BETA was made available to the public on June 8, 2007.
- Output to PDF
- Total Compatibility with Excel 1997–2007 Files (BIFF8 and XLSX Spreadsheets)
- Embed YouTube videos in your Spreadsheets
- Publish Spreadsheets as RSS with R3S
- Instant Web2.0 Apps with Forms, Charts, and Macros
- Role-based security and sharing
|Sheetster Web Spreadsheet||ExtenXLS Java Spreadsheet SDK||Cellbinder Automation API||Spreadsheet Automation Server|
|Source Included/GPL||Customizable Java Swing GUI||REST API JSON/XML/HTML/CSV/XLS output||Object-Relational Mapper and Query Builder|
|Document chat||Named ranges||Secure content management system||Embeddable live data charts|
|Macros, forms, and gadgets for web 2.0 database applications||Excel 2007 compatibility||Data Mapping API||Collaboration, versioning, and access control|
The Sheetster administration console allows for the design of relational data objects using a visual query designer and object-relational mapper. The RESTful API accepts data from a variety of sources, and outputs data-mapped spreadsheet objects in a variety of formats including JSON, XML, and as Excel-compatible XLS. Sheetster can be automated with macros and automatic data entry forms created from Excel cell ranges. Data Objects can be mapped to spreadsheet templates and output in a variety of formats:
- Excel 2007 Spreadsheet (.xlsx/.ooxml)
- Excel Binary Spreadsheet (.xls)CSV
- ExtenXLS XML Doc (.exml)
- Archive All Spreadsheets (.zip)
- XSLT Transform
Most common usages of sheetster:
- As a hosted web spreadsheet: www.sheetster.com
- As a web service embedded within other applications
- Spreadsheet calculations—used as secure formula engines within Web 2.0 and traditional client-server web applications.
Sheetster can be stored in any database or file system of choice, such as:
- SaaS online access
- Local host server for offline access
- Behind the firewall
- On Amazon S3
Integration is achieved through the RESTful API which allows for publishing of data-mapped spreadsheet cells as web services. Sheetster provides integrated support for:
- Advanced server-based spreadsheet automation and functionality
- Alfresco ECM
- A REST API with JSON/XML/HTML/CSV/ and XLS output
- Sheetster Web Spreadsheet (source included)
- Built-in secure content management system
- ExtenXLS Java Spreadsheet SDK
- Customizable Java Swing administration GUI with Object-Relational Mapper and Query Builder
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