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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:41 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:56 AM
Well, you can't easily load Excel, afaik - especially not on non-Windows platforms.
Any of these formats would work - they're all created for roughly the same purpose, and all of them can even be created and edited with notepad.
You might want to still hold your data in an Excel spreadsheet for convenience, and then maybe put a button in your spreadsheet that triggers an excel script to export the data already formatted into XML or JSON. I've never done file outputting with Excel before, but having done similar stuff I can take a crack at it if you like. It'd be a fun day's diversion.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:24 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:19 PM
I should've clarified that my "you can't easily load Excel" comment meant Excel spreadsheet files (.xls, .xlsx) which you have to jump through some hoops to load. CSV is usable, definitely.