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Parsing large excel file

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 03, 2010 at 11:48 UTC ( #863169=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to parse a large excel file - around 50MBytes (22 cols - unknown rows ).

I have tried Spreadsheet::ParseExcel, but it just hugs memory & cpu without doing anything ... even with a simple script like:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel; $|++; my $parser = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel->new(); my $workbook = $parser->parse('1.xls'); if ( !defined $workbook ) { die $parser->error(), ".\n"; } my $worksheet = $workbook->worksheet(0); my $cell = $worksheet->get_cell(1,1); print "value: ", $cell->value();

My target is to load this info into MySQL if there's a simpler method I would appreciate it.

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Re: Parsing large excel file
by Corion (Pope) on Oct 03, 2010 at 12:03 UTC

      Thanks, This has helped.

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