Yes. I just figured it out. I was reading the data using $cell->{Val} which apparently contains the unformatted cell value. I changed to using $cell->value() and that worked (almost..).

I still cannot read Chinese characters from an Excel file. I am guessing the encoding I pass to the decode() function in TextFmt() is wrong, but I do not know how to find the encoding of Excel cells. I tried 'UTF16-LE', 'UTF16-BE', and 'UTF-8' but none worked. Leaving the TextFmt function as it is posted here does not work. Anyone have an idea as to what I might be doing wrong?

In reply to Re^4: What to do when converting Excel-supplied data to Unicode by ITFinanceGuy
in thread What to do when converting Excel-supplied data to Unicode by davis

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