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Re: Using Win32::OLE and Excel - Tips and Tricks

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 12, 2007 at 21:09 UTC ( #638681=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using Win32::OLE and Excel - Tips and Tricks

After 2 weeks of losing hair and sleep, this one article shows enough detail for me to move past 'hanging open' excel files and several other issues. I'm writing a tool that has to scan several hundred XLS files in a swamp of folders and extract specific data. Thank you for writing this article, my program will behave so much better for it.
I noticed your request for handling square brackets and other strange animals in links. Just use the hex representation for them, as in www.badly%5Bformed_url%5D.as.only.MS.can.do

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[marto]: sounds fun, the opposite of my weekend :P
[Corion]: marto: You wrote Perl? Or did you have to work (and wrote Perl)?
[marto]: the fun part, I had no fun this weekend, very stressful :)
[Corion]: But I feel an introductory talk gestating, working title "Reading CPAN" - how to read module documentation, how to judge a module, how to read the module tests/examples
[Corion]: marto: Ouch :-/ The kids are making trouble?
[Corion]: Meh - food becons, and colleagues are staring at me, talk to you later, sorry!

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