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Extract Excel graphs

by tarunkhanna (Novice)
on Oct 01, 2011 at 07:26 UTC ( #929001=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
tarunkhanna has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have graphs in excel.

I want to display these graphs in web browser using CGI programming.

I am using linux platform. Please give me some sample program to run this type of task.


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Re: Extract Excel graphs
by GrandFather (Sage) on Oct 01, 2011 at 09:07 UTC

    You really need to tell us more about the problem, and even then it's unlikely we will do more than point you at a bunch of modules. This is likely to be a rather non-trivial problem because Excel graphs are not a common browser supported object type. If you have the opportunity to massage the data on a PC then you could export the graphs as a suitable image type. Otherwise, most likely, you will need to recreate the graphs from the original data using a suitable charting module. In any case the devil is in the details and you have not given us any details.

    True laziness is hard work
Re: Extract Excel graphs
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 01, 2011 at 07:30 UTC

    So do you want to serve images or excel files or what?

      I want to extract only graphs and not tables and display those graphs in browser using CGI programming.

      Thanks and Regards
Re: Extract Excel graphs
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 01, 2011 at 20:23 UTC
    Since you and/or your company already took away the jobs of people who actually knew how to do it ... don't you know how to do it? :-/

      I one word don't, simultaneous connections will hang while excel single threads the graph creation.

      Use gnuplot instead so that each CGI invocation will spawn a separate gnuplot instance.

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