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Manual Reference Pages  -  SPREADSHEET::PARSEEXCEL::SAVEPARSER (3)

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NAME

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser - Rewrite an existing Excel file.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

Say we start with an Excel file that looks like this:



    -----------------------------------------------------
   |   |      A      |      B      |      C      |
    -----------------------------------------------------
   | 1 | Hello       | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 2 | World       | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 3 | *Bold text* | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 4 | ...         | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 5 | ...         | ...         | ...         |  ...



Then we process it with the following program:



    #!/usr/bin/perl

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel;
    use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser;


    # Open an existing file with SaveParser
    my $parser   = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser->new();
    my $template = $parser->Parse(template.xls);


    # Get the first worksheet.
    my $worksheet = $template->worksheet(0);
    my $row  = 0;
    my $col  = 0;


    # Overwrite the string in cell A1
    $worksheet->AddCell( $row, $col, New string );


    # Add a new string in cell B1
    $worksheet->AddCell( $row, $col + 1, Newer );


    # Add a new string in cell C1 with the format from cell A3.
    my $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( $row + 2, $col );
    my $format_number = $cell->{FormatNo};

    $worksheet->AddCell( $row, $col + 2, Newest, $format_number );


    # Write over the existing file or write a new file.
    $template->SaveAs(newfile.xls);



We should now have an Excel file that looks like this:



    -----------------------------------------------------
   |   |      A      |      B      |      C      |
    -----------------------------------------------------
   | 1 | New string  | Newer       | *Newest*    |  ...
   | 2 | World       | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 3 | *Bold text* | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 4 | ...         | ...         | ...         |  ...
   | 5 | ...         | ...         | ...         |  ...



DESCRIPTION

The Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser module rewrite an existing Excel file by reading it with Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and rewriting it with Spreadsheet::WriteExcel.

METHODS

Parser

new()



    $parse = new Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser();



Constructor.

Parse()



    $workbook = $parse->Parse($sFileName);

    $workbook = $parse->Parse($sFileName , $formatter);



Returns a Workbook object. If an error occurs, returns undef.

The optional $formatter is a Formatter Class to format the value of cells.

Workbook

The Parse() method returns a Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser::Workbook object.

This is a subclass of the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Workbook and has the following methods:

worksheets()

Returns an array of Worksheet objects. This was most commonly used to iterate over the worksheets in a workbook:



    for my $worksheet ( $workbook->worksheets() ) {
        ...
    }



worksheet()

The worksheet() method returns a single Worksheet object using either its name or index:



    $worksheet = $workbook->worksheet(Sheet1);
    $worksheet = $workbook->worksheet(0);



Returns undef if the sheet name or index doesn’t exist.

AddWorksheet()



    $workbook = $workbook->AddWorksheet($name, %properties);



Create a new Worksheet object of type Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet.

The %properties hash contains the properties of new Worksheet.

    AddFont



    $workbook = $workbook->AddFont(%properties);



Create new Font object of type Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Font.

The %properties hash contains the properties of new Font.

    AddFormat



    $workbook = $workbook->AddFormat(%properties);



The %properties hash contains the properties of new Font.

Worksheet

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser::Worksheet

Worksheet is a subclass of Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet. And has these methods :

The Worksbook::worksheet() method returns a Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::SaveParser::Worksheet object.

This is a subclass of the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet and has the following methods:

AddCell



    $workbook = $worksheet->AddCell($row, $col, $value, $format [$encoding]);



Create new Cell object of type Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Cell.

The $format parameter is the format number rather than a full format object.

To specify just same as another cell, you can set it like below:



    $row            = 0;
    $col            = 0;
    $worksheet      = $template->worksheet(0);
    $cell           = $worksheet->get_cell( $row, $col );
    $format_number  = $cell->{FormatNo};

    $worksheet->AddCell($row +1, $coll, New data, $format_number);



TODO

Please note that this module is currently (versions 0.50-0.60) undergoing a major restructuring and rewriting.

Known Problems

You can only rewrite the features that Spreadsheet::WriteExcel supports so macros, graphs and some other features in the original Excel file will be lost. Also, formulas aren’t rewritten, only the result of a formula is written.

Only last print area will remain. (Others will be removed)

AUTHOR

Current maintainer 0.60+: Douglas Wilson dougw@cpan.org

Maintainer 0.40-0.59: John McNamara jmcnamara@cpan.org

Maintainer 0.27-0.33: Gabor Szabo szabgab@cpan.org

Original author: Kawai Takanori kwitknr@cpan.org

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2014 Douglas Wilson

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 John McNamara

Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Gabor Szabo

Copyright (c) 2000-2002 Kawai Takanori and Nippon-RAD Co. OP Division

All rights reserved.

You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.

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