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I get the funny feeling your 'first column' is just a string like this "(a, b, c, d)" (but I might be wrong, as I am new at this) If that is the case, removing the parentheses and then splitting on the comma will fix your issue:

my $set = $res[0]; #I use a lot of 'extra' variables to tell me what everything is $set =~ s/[\(\)]//g; #remove all parentheses my @values = split(',', $set); #now every value should have its own spot in the array

I hope this solves your problem.

Please ignore me if this is a stupid answer...


In reply to Re^3: Using Perl and WriteExcel to split data from one column to many others by Anique
in thread Using Perl and WriteExcel to split data from one column to many others by squarez

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