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Re: New to Perl - is it a better language than VB for this application?

by kcott (Abbot)
on Mar 20, 2013 at 05:00 UTC ( #1024437=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New to Perl - is it a better language than VB for this application?

G'day DyslexicHobo,

Welcome to the monastery.

I've coded those sorts of tasks in Perl so it's certainly possible to do; I can't make any claims about whether it will be faster.

For various tasks, you'll find there's different modules for *.xls and *.xlsx spreadsheets, e.g. Spreadsheet::ParseExcel (for the reading the older format) and Spreadsheet::XLSX (for the newer format).

There's a tutorial (with a lot of follow-up information) that may address many of your initial questions: Using Win32::OLE and Excel - Tips and Tricks.

-- Ken


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