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si (String Item)

This element is the representation of an individual string in the Shared String table.

If the string is just a simple string with formatting applied at the cell level, then the String Item (si) should contain a single text element used to express the string. However, if the string in the cell is more complex - i.e., has formatting applied at the character level - then the string item shall consist of multiple rich text runs which collectively are used to express the string.

Parent Elements



Child Elements


phoneticPr (Phonetic Properties)


r (Rich Text Run)


rPh (Phonetic Run)


t (Text)


The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Rst">


   <element name="t" type="ST_Xstring" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>

   <element name="r" type="CT_RElt" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>

   <element name="rPh" type="CT_PhoneticRun" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>

   <element name="phoneticPr" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" type="CT_PhoneticPr"/>