If you are caught in the mirror universe and need to use Perl from within Excel, I know two ways of doing that. The first way is a very easy way, and I've supplied information to Excel that way. You simply write a HTTP server in Perl that serves a page that mostly consists of a <TABLE>. That table can be easily accessed and refreshed from within Excel. No special setup of Excel is needed. You just need to link the data in the sheet to the external HTTP address.
The second way would be through XLLoop, an Excel Add-In that allows you to write Excel function in other languages, and even serve the requests from a central server. I haven't used this, but it could be a way to avoid Visual Basic as glue.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||