|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Excel::Writer::XLSX; Multi-worksheets formulas disappear on loadingby Bananorpion (Initiate)
|on Jan 14, 2018 at 23:01 UTC||Need Help??|
Bananorpion has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
After a year far from Perl, I've been drawn to it once again, and for the first time in a while, I've stumbled upon something I can't google my way out.
Here's the context: the current script I use for work creates a csv file, which is subsequently pasted into a worksheet, in an xlsx file. This works fine, but this week-end I decided to improve it, and to create the Excel file from scratch via the script, removing the human manipulation inbetween. It almost works, barring one detail: some formulas (Every formula referring to cells in another worksheet.) disappear when Microsoft Excel opens the file, with a not-really-helpful error message. The formulas are correct : they are exactly the same I used manually before, and if I input them myself in the newly created file, everything works.
As it may be obvious, I can't fully assert this is a Perl problem, but this is the track I want to follow first.
Below is a shortest-I-could version of the code I'm using (With random data and no formats, but the exact same structure regarding the problematic formula), which generates a file with the same error message on loading.
Has anyone ever encountered the same error and found how to fix it? I've been browsing the Excel doc, then the Excel::Writer::XLSX module doc, but I can't find anything related, and I prefer to ask for opinions before exploring in-depth how the module creates the files.. (There is no hurry, but I don't like leaving a script unfinished.)
(If relevant, this has only be tested in Windows 10 OS, since it's supposed to eventually run on a Windows server, I haven't tried it in a Linux OS yet.)
Thanks in advance for any help. \o/