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Maintainer(s)' notes

If you are reporting a bug in Spreadsheet::ParseExcel here are some pointers

1) State the issues as clearly and as concisely as possible. A simple program or Excel test file (see below) will often explain the issue better than a lot of text.

2) Provide information on your system, version of perl and module versions. The following program will generate everything that is required. Put this information in your bug report.

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w

    print "\n    Perl version   : $]";
    print "\n    OS name        : $^O";
    print "\n    Module versions: (not all are required)\n";

    my @modules = qw(
                      Spreadsheet::ParseExcel
                      Scalar::Util
                      Unicode::Map
                      Spreadsheet::WriteExcel
                      Parse::RecDescent
                      File::Temp
                      OLE::Storage_Lite
                      IO::Stringy
                    );

    for my $module (@modules) {
        my $version;
        eval "require $module";

        if (not $@) {
            $version = $module->VERSION;
            $version = '(unknown)' if not defined $version;
        }
        else {
            $version = '(not installed)';
        }

        printf "%21s%-24s\t%s\n", "", $module, $version;
    }

    __END__

3) Upgrade to the latest version of Spreadsheet::ParseExcel (or at least test on a system with an upgraded version). The issue you are reporting may already have been fixed.

4) Create a small example program that demonstrates your problem. The program should be as small as possible. A few lines of codes are worth tens of lines of text when trying to describe a bug.

5) Supply an Excel file that demonstrates the problem. This is very important. If the file is big, or contains confidential information, try to reduce it down to the smallest Excel file that represents the issue. If you don't wish to post a file here then send it to me directly: jmcnamara@cpan.org

6) Say if the test file was created by Excel, OpenOffice, Gnumeric or something else. Say which version of that application you used.

7) If you are submitting a patch you should check with the maintainer whether the issue has already been patched or if a fix is in the works. Patches should be accompanied by test cases.

Asking a question

If you would like to ask a more general question there is the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel Google Group.

Report information
The Basics
Id: 1226
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

People
Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: perl [...] clarakousah.com
Cc:
AdminCc:

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: 0.26
Fixed in: (no value)

Attachments


Subject: Script ends at sub _convBIFF8String call if Header/Footer are unset in worksheet
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Hi, I am using ParseExcel from Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-0.26.tar.gz and was checking Header/Footer info in a number of BIFF8 and BIFF5 files. I found that for BIFF8 if there is no Header of Footer in the worksheet then my script stops running (doesn't crash, just stops). The key section in ParseExcel is (e.g for the header): 1332 ... 1333 #BIFF8 1334 if($oBook->{BIFFVersion} >= verBIFF8) { 1335 $oBook->{Worksheet}[$oBook->{_CurSheet}]->{Header} = 1336 _convBIFF8String($oBook, $sWk); 1337 } 1338 ... If I stop _convBIFF8String being called, e.g. by setting - 1335 ...->{Header} = "Test"; then my program will return 'Test' and continue to the next step with no problem, so I believe there is some confusion in the sub _convBIFF8String when the Header (or Footer) is null (going into Excel, View, Headers and Footers shows '(none)'). It will return the Header correctly if it is not (none). Your help with this is much appreciated. ck.
From: KWITKNR
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[guest - Tue Jul 2 07:38:24 2002]: (snip) Show quoted text
> then my program will return 'Test' and continue to the next step with > no problem, so I believe there is some confusion in the sub > _convBIFF8String when the Header (or Footer) is null (going into > Excel, View, Headers and Footers shows '(none)'). It will return > the Header correctly if it is not (none).
Well, the problem is that it will return "\x00" or "\x00\x00\x00" when Header or Footer is not specified. I will correct next release.
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Fixed but not closed.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #1226] Resolved: Script ends at sub _convBIFF8String call if Header/Footer are unset in worksheet
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:48:05 -0000
To: <bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: "Clara Kousah - Perl" <perl [...] clarakousah.com>
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Blimey! It's been 6 years since I raised this issue - I believe I hacked the code and worked around the problem to get the info I needed at the time :o) So all resolved for me at least. Thanks, Clara www.clarakousah.com www.myspace.com/clarakousah Show quoted text
----- Original Message ----- From: "John McNamara via RT" <bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel@rt.cpan.org> To: <perl@clarakousah.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:13 PM Subject: [rt.cpan.org #1226] Resolved: Script ends at sub _convBIFF8String call if Header/Footer are unset in worksheet <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=1226 > According to our records, your request has been resolved. If you have any further questions or concerns, please respond to this message.
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That's good to know. I'm trying to clear up some old bugs in order to see the wood from the trees. :-) John. --


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