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Preserving merged cells when using Spreadsheet::WriteExcel and ParseExcel

by metaperl (Curate)
on Sep 30, 2011 at 15:18 UTC ( #928832=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
metaperl has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm attempting to modify an Excel spreadhsheet which spreadsheet has a merged cell at D8.

I wrote a small program which reads the format of D8 and writes some data back to D8 in a new sheet with that formatting:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Smart::Comments; use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel; use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser; # Open the template with SaveParser my $parser = new Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser; my $template = $parser->Parse('sat.xls'); warn "template:$template:"; my $sheet = 0; my $workbook; { # SaveAs generates a lot of harmless warnings about unset # Worksheet properties. You can ignore them if you wish. local $^W = 0; # Rewrite the file or save as a new file $workbook = $template->SaveAs('new.xls'); } # Use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel methods my $worksheet = $workbook->sheets(0); my $row = 7; my $col = 3; # Get the format from the cell my $format = $template->{Worksheet}[$sheet]->{Cells}[$row][$col]->{For +matNo}; $worksheet->write( $row, $col => 'some_originating_entity', $format );

However, the new sheet has all the merged cells unmerged.

Is there a way to preserve merged cells when updating/modifying cells in the template spreadsheet?

Both the program and the initial spreadsheet are here

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by metaperl (Curate) on Sep 30, 2011 at 18:09 UTC

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