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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: 40307
Status: resolved
Worked: 3 hours (180 min)
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

People
Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: bernt.budde [...] gmail.com
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Bug Information
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Subject: Formatting problem
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:36:41 -0700
To: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org
From: bernt.budde [...] gmail.com
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This was on a standard 8.04 Ubuntu (5.8.8 Perl, etc) with the standard ParseExcel package. I got documents from some Excel generator whose Date cells had a format starting with "dd.MM.yyyy HH:...". I assume that breaks the date definition standard? All the formatting options want lower case characters, so this became "06.MM.2008 HH:...". OpenOffice _do_ handle "MM" as months and "HH" as hours. I kludged it for now by adding a line 31 at : $sFmt =~ s/dd\.MM\.yyyy HH/dd.mm.yyyy hh/; (Also, the Synopsis code in the docs might look better if it prints cell content using "->Value()" instead of "->{Val}"?) Thanks for a great module! /Bernt
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On Thu Oct 23 12:36:59 2008, bernt.budde@gmail.com wrote: Show quoted text
> This was on a standard 8.04 Ubuntu (5.8.8 Perl, etc) with the standard > ParseExcel package. > > I got documents from some Excel generator whose Date cells had a format > starting with "dd.MM.yyyy HH:...". > > I assume that breaks the date definition standard? All the formatting > options want lower case characters, so this became "06.MM.2008 HH:...". > > OpenOffice _do_ handle "MM" as months and "HH" as hours. > > I kludged it for now by adding a line 31 at : > $sFmt =~ s/dd\.MM\.yyyy HH/dd.mm.yyyy hh/; > > (Also, the Synopsis code in the docs might look better if it prints cell > content using "->Value()" instead of "->{Val}"?) > > Thanks for a great module! >
Hi Bernt, Thanks for that. I'll try to fix that in an upcoming release (the date handling and the docs). John. --
Hi, This issue has been fixed in Spreadsheet::ParseExcel version 0.48. Thanks, John. --


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