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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: 14278
Status: resolved
Worked: 10 min
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

People
Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: BULB [...] cpan.org
Cc:
AdminCc:

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: (no value)
Fixed in: 0.2603



Subject: Drop or at least document the overload on Worksheet
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Hello, The undocumented numification overload on Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet makes it behave strongly contraintuitively, as the first sheet evaluates to false in boolean context. This falsifies the common assumption that if($book->Worksheet($name)) and if(defined $book->Worksheet($name)) are equivaltent as the return value is supposed to be an object and such assumptions holds for majority of Perl object. In addition the overload does not really seem to be useful. So I suggest removing it, or at least documenting it. -- - Jan Hudec <bulb@ucw.cz>
Hi, Removed in Spreadsheet::ParseExcel version 0.48. Thanks, John. --


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