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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(
                      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: 43638
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

People
Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: jmitchel [...] flagrancy.net
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Bug Information
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Broken in: (no value)
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: date format bug
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:34:38 -0800 (PST)
To: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Jeff Mitchell <jmitchel [...] flagrancy.net>
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I've found a bug that happens with at least one date format (possibly more, but not all as the example file also contains working cells.) I'm expecting this will be a simple bugfix so I've included a very generic sample script that uses the Simple version of the module. I originally ran across the bug using the full module, however. Please let me know if more information would be helpful. --Jeff Perl version : 5.008008 OS name : linux Module versions: (not all are required) Spreadsheet::ParseExcel 0.49 Scalar::Util 1.19 Unicode::Map (not installed) Spreadsheet::WriteExcel 2.25 Parse::RecDescent 1.94 File::Temp 0.20 OLE::Storage_Lite 0.16 IO::Stringy 2.110
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On Wed Feb 25 18:08:37 2009, jmitchel@flagrancy.net wrote: Show quoted text
> I've found a bug that happens with at least one date format (possibly > more, but not all as the example file also contains working cells.) I'm > expecting this will be a simple bugfix so I've included a very generic > sample script that uses the Simple version of the module. I originally > ran across the bug using the full module, however.
Hi, ParseExcel doesn't currently handle the country code, in this case "[$-409]", in the format string. I'll look into fixing that. John. --
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #43638] AutoReply: date format bug
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:43:33 -0800 (PST)
To: Bugs in Spreadsheet-ParseExcel via RT <bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: Jeff Mitchell <jmitchel [...] flagrancy.net>
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Thanks for looking into this. One other thing that might be worth mentioning (though it's likely obvious to you) is that there is no problem on earlier versions. For example, here is the output from my test script run on version 0.32: START OF SHEET 1/1/09|good 2/1/09|good Jan-09|bad Feb-09|bad START OF SHEET START OF SHEET I see that version 0.33 changed the default format for formatted dates, so I'm guessing that all the code dealing with dates changed then. --Jeff
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> Thanks for looking into this. One other thing that might be worth > mentioning (though it's likely obvious to you) is that there is no
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Hi, Thanks for that. As it turns out earlier versions where inadvertently but fortuitously removing the [$-409] style country codes. Anyway, there will be a fix in the next release. Hopefully within a week or two. John. --
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Hi, This issue has been fixed in version 0.51 of Spreadsheet::WriteExcel. http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-0.51/Changes Thank you for your help in identifying/fixing this issue. John. --


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