[CentOS] excel parser (preferably perl)?

Kahlil Hodgson kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Wed Oct 20 16:49:42 EDT 2010


On 10/19/2010 09:13 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
...
> I haven't had much luck with 
> perl-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel (and find it odd that yum prefers the .32 
> version from epel over .57 from rpmforge anyway).  Is the current CPAN 
> version better?  
...
> Needs to deal with both xls and xlsx formats, the odd characters that 
> are confused with quotes even after csv conversion, numbers with $'s and 
> commas embedded, excel's date formatting nonsense, etc.

Looking at the changelog, version .57 of perl-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel
fixes some of the above issues.  Not clear from the above whether you
have tried it or not.  The developers would probably be very interested
in any examples that break the parser.

Kal




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