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    #!/usr/bin/perl -w

    print "\n    Perl version   : $]";
    print "\n    OS name        : $^O";
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    for my $module (@modules) {
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        if (not $@) {
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Report information
The Basics
Id: 93367
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: tlhackque [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: 0.59
Fixed in: 0.61

Subject: Hidden rows and column attributes aren't exposed
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As others have reported, hidden rows and columns aren't reported to the user. The logic is almost there in S:P:E. Here is a workaround that exposes the hidden attribute. This is coded as a subclass of Spreadsheet::Parse::Excel; it should be incorporated more directly into the code. (It's trivial, but I don't want to fork the module.) Replace your new code to call Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Extended->new. Two new worksheet APIs result: is_row_hidden($row) and is_col_hidden($col) in scalar context, return true if the specified row/column is hidden. in array context, return an array [col 0 .. lastCol] of values. (The argument is ignored.) There is no guarantee that the package maintainer (when one is found) will provide the same API - but I hope (s)he will. package Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Extended; our @ISA = (qw/Spreadsheet::ParseExcel/); sub new { my $class = shift; $Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::ProcTbl{0x208} = \&_subRow; $Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::ProcTbl{0x7D} = \&_subColInfo; return $class->SUPER::new(@_); } sub _subRow { my ( $oBook, $bOp, $bLen, $sWk ) = @_; return undef unless ( defined $oBook->{_CurSheet} ); #0. Get Worksheet info (MaxRow, MaxCol, MinRow, MinCol) my ( $iR, $iSc, $iEc, $iHght, $undef1, $undef2, $iGr, $iXf ) = unpack( "v8", $sWk ); if ( $iGr & 0x20 ) { $oBook->{Worksheet}[ $oBook->{_CurSheet} ]->{RowHidden}[$iR] = 1; } Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::_subRow(@_); } sub _subColInfo { my ( $oBook, $bOp, $bLen, $sWk ) = @_; return undef unless defined $oBook->{_CurSheet}; my ( $iSc, $iEc, $iW, $iXF, $iGr ) = unpack( "v5", $sWk ); for ( my $i = $iSc ; $i <= $iEc ; $i++ ) { if ( $iGr & 0x01 ) { $oBook->{Worksheet}[ $oBook->{_CurSheet} ]->{ColHidden}[$i] = 1; } } Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::_subColInfo(@_); } package Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet; =head2 is_row_hidden($row) In scalar context, return true if $row is hidden In array context, return an array whose elements are true if the corresponding row is hidden. =cut sub is_row_hidden { my $worksheet = shift; my ($row) = @_; unless ( $worksheet->{RowHidden} ) { return () if (wantarray); return 0; } return @{ $worksheet->{RowHidden} } if (wantarray); return $worksheet->{RowHidden}[$row]; } =head2 is_col_hidden($col) In scalar context, return true if $col is hidden In array context, return an array whose elements are true if the corresponding column is hidden. =cut sub is_col_hidden { my $worksheet = shift; my ($col) = @_; unless ( $worksheet->{ColHidden} ) { return () if (wantarray); return 0; } return @{ $worksheet->{ColHidden} } if (wantarray); return $worksheet->{ColHidden}[$col]; }
Fixed in 0.61

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