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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(

    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;


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:

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: 41017
Status: resolved
Worked: 30 min
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

Owner: jmcnamara [...]
Requestors: he [...]

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

Subject: Packaging / CPAN error
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:02:39 +0100 (CET)
To: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...]
From: Havard Eidnes <he [...]>
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Hi, shows that 0.41 is the latest version. However, this version does not appear to be present in unlike version 0.33 and several earlier versions. It is present in your own directory, though: Do you have any idea what might have caused this? Best regards, - Håvard
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On Tue Nov 18 01:01:08 2008, wrote: Show quoted text
> > > > shows that 0.41 is the latest version. However, this version does not > appear to be present in
Hi, When I first uploaded 0.41 it turned out that I didn't have maintainership permissions on 1 file and the distro showed up as belonging to the previous maintainer. We fixed that and I re-indexed the files via PAUSE but perhaps search.cpan didn't pick it up. Hopefully, it will get indexed correctly in the next release. Thanks for pointing that out. John. --
Fixed in version 0.42. John. --

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