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Leading zero problem in spreadsheet

by sen (Hermit)
on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:35 UTC ( #995925=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Hi All,

I am using Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser::Workbook module(saveas method) for spreadsheet copy. Is there anyway to keep the leading zero's in the copied spreadsheet. Please advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Leading zero problem in spreadsheet
by davies (Parson) on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:04 UTC

    I haven't followed AnonyMonk's links & I don't know Spreadsheet:ParseExcel. However, there are two methods of dealing with leading zeros. The first is to save the string as text. The second is to format the numeric value to show a specified number of characters. I know it's not your weapon of choice, but in Re: Formatting cells in Excel I show both these techniques using Win32::OLE. Converting that to S::PE is left as an exercise for the reader!


    John Davies

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by Anonymous Monk on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:48 UTC

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