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    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 24 bytes) in /path/to/Excel/OLE.inc on line 28

    After upgrading or migrating to a PHP5 server, if you see a message similar to the above, your Excel Reader PHP script is out of date and you should update it with a newer one from somewhere on SourceForge.

    *** UPDATE ***

    You will want to replace the OLE.inc with oleread.inc and overwrite the reader.php file to update phpExcelReader for PHP5. After backing backing up the older files (rename with “_bak”) upload the two new files to the server. The new reader.php file already contains all update links to olereader.inc so you don’t have to worry about rewriting your scripts (unless they directly access OLE.inc, mine doesn’t).

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