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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: 88988
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

People
Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: hpvyan [...] gmail.com
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Bug Information
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Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: Bug - No Excel data found in file.
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:44:29 -0500
To: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org
From: H Patel <hpvyan [...] gmail.com>
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Hi, I have been trying to run the attached program, and it works fine with some excel workbooks, but not with the attached. Any idea, why? I appreciate it. Below is the program & the output that I get #!/usr/bin/perl –w use strict; use Cwd 'abs_path'; use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel; print "\n Perl version : $]"; print "\n OS name : $^O"; my $FileName = "C:\\Users\\User1\\Desktop\\t.xls"; my $parser = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel->new(); my $workbook = $parser->parse(abs_path($FileName)); print "\nHi There"; die $parser->error(), ".\n" if ( !defined $workbook ); # Following block is used to Iterate through all worksheets # in the workbook and print the worksheet content # print "Hi There2"; for my $worksheet ( $workbook->worksheets() ) { # Find out the worksheet ranges my ( $row_min, $row_max ) = $worksheet->row_range(); my ( $col_min, $col_max ) = $worksheet->col_range(); for my $row ( $row_min .. $row_max ) { for my $col ( $col_min .. $col_max ) { # Return the cell object at $row and $col my $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( $row, $col ); next unless $cell; print "Row, Col = ($row, $col)\n"; print "Value = ", $cell->value(), "\n"; } } } Output below ======================= Perl version : 5.014002 OS name : MSWin32 No Excel data found in file. Hi There Thanks H. Patel
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On Thu Sep 26 11:44:45 2013, hpvyan@gmail.com wrote: Show quoted text
> I have been trying to run the attached program, and it works fine with some > excel workbooks, but not with the attached. > > Any idea, why? I appreciate it.
Hi, That file is a Html file with an xls extension. Spreadsheet::WriteExcel only reads Excel binary xls files. Regards, John
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #88988] Bug - No Excel data found in file.
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:21:52 -0500
To: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel [...] rt.cpan.org
From: H Patel <hpvyan [...] gmail.com>
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Thanks John for your quick response. Do you know if there is any other way to parse this file using perl? Attached I've included the supporting files. Thanks H. Patel On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM, John McNamara via RT < bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel@rt.cpan.org> wrote: Show quoted text
> <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=88988 > > > On Thu Sep 26 11:44:45 2013, hpvyan@gmail.com wrote:
> > I have been trying to run the attached program, and it works fine with
> some
> > excel workbooks, but not with the attached. > > > > Any idea, why? I appreciate it.
> > Hi, > > That file is a Html file with an xls extension. > > Spreadsheet::WriteExcel only reads Excel binary xls files. > > Regards, > > John > > >
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On Thu Sep 26 12:22:09 2013, hpvyan@gmail.com wrote: Show quoted text
> > Do you know if there is any other way to parse this file using perl?
Hi, Since it is a Html file you could use a Html parsing module. I don't have any recommendations though. John. --


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