SOURCE: Mark Logic Corporation

Mark Logic Corporation

June 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Mark Logic Expands Support for Microsoft Office Products; Releases MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel®

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Mark Logic® Corporation, a leading provider of software for information-centric applications, today released the MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel®. This new offering provides users a free, simple way to integrate Microsoft Office Excel 2007 with MarkLogic Server. Earlier this year, Mark Logic also delivered a Toolkit for Word® and a Connector for SharePoint®. Together, these offerings allow users to extend the functionality of Microsoft Office products and quickly build applications leveraging the native document format, Office Open XML (OOXML).

Distributed under an open source model, MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel comes with an Excel add-in that allows users to deploy information applications into Excel, comprehensive libraries for managing and manipulating Excel data, and a sample application that leverages best practices. Toolkit for Excel capabilities include:

--  Enhanced Search - the MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel offers greater
    search functionality, allowing organizations to search across their Excel
    files for worksheets, cells, and formulas.  Search results can be imported
    directly into the workbooks that users are actively authoring.  Workbooks,
    worksheets, formulas, and cells can be exported directly from active Excel
    documents to MarkLogic Server for immediate use by queries and
--  Creation and Manipulation of Excel Workbooks - the MarkLogic Toolkit
    for Excel allows customers to easily create new Excel workbooks from
    existing XML documents.  Users can now manipulate and re-use workbooks
    stored in the repository with a built-in XQuery library.  For instance, a
    financial services firm can replace the manual process of cutting-and-
    pasting information from XBRL documents to create reports in Excel with an
    automated system.  Utilizing Toolkit for Excel, this streamlined process
    extracts relevant sections of XBRL reports, combines them, and saves them
    as an Excel file.  This method of manipulating documents is more efficient
    because customers can create high quality Excel documents without the need
    to run Microsoft Office.
--  Custom Metadata for Excel Documents - the MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel
    allows users to add and edit multiple custom metadata documents across
    workbooks.  This improves the ability for users to discover and reuse
    information contained in Excel spreadsheets.

"Now that Microsoft has opened up its document formats, Mark Logic is extending the features in Office with the rich search, analysis, and delivery capabilities of our XML server," said Jason Monberg, vice president of product management, Mark Logic Corporation. "Our customers and partners are able to leverage the power of XML to jump-start application development with the common interfaces they are already comfortable and familiar with."

To download MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel, please visit the Mark Logic Developer Workshop located at

About Mark Logic Corporation

Mark Logic Corporation is a leading provider of infrastructure software for information-centric applications, serving industries including media, government, software, transportation, and healthcare. Mark Logic was recently named the fourth-fastest growing information technology company in Silicon Valley. The company's award-winning product, MarkLogic Server, is the industry's leading XML server and includes technology protected by multiple US patents. Mark Logic is privately held with investors Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. For more information, to download a trial or community version, or to read the award-winning Mark Logic CEO Blog, go to

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