in reply to RFC: HTML::Dashboard (Spreadsheet-like formatting for HTML tables)

Just out of curiousity, if you're building these kinds of reports, why not just use Excel::Template? It provides all these formatting capabilities, and more.

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  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
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Re^2: RFC: HTML::Dashboard (Spreadsheet-like formatting for HTML tables)
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Apr 19, 2007 at 22:46 UTC

    I have some code somewhat like this that uses a set of modules I built on top of HTML::Template, rather than using H::T directly (I was hoping to extend it to Excel::Template and PDF::Template, but it appears I won't be so lucky). I can't speak to what the OP is doing, but I know that my application takes a lot of datasets in different sizes and shapes, and has to figure out (or guess) such things as the color-coding of each column on the fly, which is somewhat outside the scope of a generic templating system. That said, using a template module to actually produce the output at the end has made that project a lot easier, and I heartily recommend it.

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