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Seeking Perl help

by not_monk_yet (Initiate)
on Sep 16, 2012 at 06:21 UTC ( #993894=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
not_monk_yet has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey, a newbie to Perl here (even to programming to certain extent). My current project is to extract certain cell values from an excel file and based on these values query using WWW::Mechanise. Then I need to follow some links and save the pdfs at the end of those links. Right now I am stuck at the 1st stage (getting values out of excel files). I have tried spreadsheet::parseexcel, but I am perhaps not getting something right. I hope to find some help here.

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Re: Seeking Perl help
by davido (Archbishop) on Sep 16, 2012 at 06:32 UTC

    Post the portion of your code using Spreadsheet::ParseExcel that seems to be giving you difficulty so that we can help you with it.


    Dave

Re: Seeking Perl help
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 16, 2012 at 07:12 UTC
    Have a look at Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Simple. For most of my applications I only need the more limited but easier functionality of this module.

    CountZero

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Re: Seeking Perl help
by kcott (Abbot) on Sep 16, 2012 at 13:23 UTC

    G'day not_monk_yet,

    Welcome to the monastery.

    If you're using the newer *.xlsx Excel format, Spreadsheet::XLSX would probably be a better choice.

    As already requested by davido, please post some code so we can help you further. These guidelines should help you in deciding what information will get you a better answer: How do I post a question effectively?.

    -- Ken

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