Can you turn this excel spreadsheet into a web application?

The phrase above basically sums up my existence at my job. There’s all sorts of important information that people have been storing in an Excel Spreadsheet and now, they have no easy way of extracting that data and/or connecting that data to other data sources.

In my continuing quest to figure out a better way to display a spreadsheet-like interface on a webpage, I found this article which was published a couple months ago.

http://roberto.open-lab.com/2010/01/18/javascript-grid-editor-i-want-to-be-excel/

It’s pretty much a roundup of all these different grid/spreadsheet javascript libraries which all have their pros and cons… I’m hoping to find something I can seriously use now. Something that will drastically reduce the load-time due to the number of DOM elements on these gigantic grids which my application is asked to handle.

Anyway, I’ll let you know what I come up with.