Is it OK to use read from external Excel in mobile apps?

I used this forum topic to successfully get my html page to read certain cells from an external Excel page which is located on the same folder on the server: Read Data From Excel . An entire paragraph with mismatched single quotes and matched double-quotes was reproduced faithfully in a span tag. I thought importing an Excel file idea was a really great way to quickly update lists of catalog items.

I wondered whether it would work on mobile (Android and iOS), and it does.

Is there any reason why I should not use this idea to quickly update catalogs of information like a flat database? The only negative is I don’t know about functionality across a lot of devices. I’ve used Taffy DB and it’s nice, but this is really nice - update the Excel and replace the old with the new - done!

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