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Re^4: Problems opening an Excel file...

by olivierp (Hermit)
on Feb 10, 2005 at 16:23 UTC ( #429800=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Problems opening an Excel file...
in thread Problems opening an Excel file...

c:\perl\excel\ "c:\test.xls"
Wild guess. Could \t be perchance translated to a tab, leading your script to open c:\   est.xls
Try  my $file = "c:\test.xls" in your snippet, and you should get something like this:
P:\>c:\temp\ "c:\temp\test.xls" OLE exception from "Microsoft Office Excel": 'c: emp est.xls' could not be found. Check the spelling of the + file name, and verify that the file location is correct. If you are trying to open the file from your list of most recently use +d files on the File menu, make sure that the file has not been renamed, +moved, or deleted. Win32::OLE(0.1702) error 0x800a03ec in METHOD/PROPERTYGET "Open" at c:\temp\ line 10

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[moritz]: wow, that's their idea of an "improved error message"
[moritz]: how about "This network is too large to enumerate all host addresses." or so?
[vrk]: Well, there's a call to notcontiguous() before the error, whose description is "counts the bit positions remaining in the mask when the rightmost '0's are removed"
[vrk]: Clear as mud!

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