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Re: Accessing Worksheet name in excel

by Tortue (Scribe)
on Oct 09, 2005 at 19:24 UTC ( #498619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Accessing Worksheet name in excel

Not sure why you're showing two different code samples. Is it that the latter one works?

In the first code sample:

Try making sure you are indeed opening the file. "Can't call method Worksheets on an undefine value" suggests you haven't opened it. Uncomment the "die on errors" line. And/or check the return code:

my $Book = $Excel->Workbooks->Open("Reten_template.xls") || die "can't + open file";
Then try displaying all the sheets to make sure you have the right name:
for (1..$Book->Worksheets->Count) { print "$_: <", $Book->Worksheets($_)->Name, ">\n"; }

By the way, here's a good way to make sure you have the full path of the file name:

# open Excel file use File::Spec; my $file = File::Spec->rel2abs("Reten_template.xls"); my $Book = $Excel->Workbooks->Open($file) or die "can't open $file: $! +\n";
If you manage to open the Excel file, and you have the right name, then this should work:
my $Sheet = $Book->Worksheets('JUN05');

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Re^2: Accessing Worksheet name in excel
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 10, 2005 at 00:07 UTC
    Sorry to confused you but the 1st code gives the the undefine value error and the 2nd one gave me the Win32::OLE=Hash(0x1832544) but I want the actual text or name of the worksheet. Thanks for your input.. I ran your File::Spec code and it gave me the same undefine value error as my 1st set of code.
      Ok, then it looks like you have three problems. You can't open the right file (in the first script), you can't access a sheet by name, and you're surprised to get "Win32::OLE=Hash(0x1832544)" (in the second).

      In the second script, you can open the right file. So, for now, forget about file access and solve the problem of accessing a sheet by name by working from the second script. Have you tried listing the names of the worksheets based on your second script, using the example I gave you?

      Your second script is working normally. print "$Sheet" returns a strange value because $Sheet is an object. To access the sheet's name and print it, use

      print $Sheet->Name, "\n";

      If you continue to have problems, please post your exact code and the output you get.

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