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NAME

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Simple - A simple interface to Excel data

SYNOPSIS

my $xls = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Simple->read('spreadsheet.xls');
foreach my $sheet ($xls->sheets) {
   while ($sheet->has_data) {  
       my @data = $sheet->next_row;
   }
}

DESCRIPTION

This provides an abstraction to the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel module for simple reading of values.

You simply loop over the sheets, and fetch rows to arrays.

For anything more complex, you probably want to use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel directly.

BOOK METHODS

read

my $xls = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Simple->read('spreadsheet.xls');

This opens the spreadsheet specified for you. Returns undef if we cannot read the book.

sheets

@sheets = $xls->sheets;

Each spreadsheet can contain one or more worksheets. This fetches them all back. You can then iterate over them, or jump straight to the one you wish to play with.

book

my $book = $xls->book;

The Spreadsheet::ParseExcel object we are working with. You can use this if you need to manipulate it in ways that this interface doesn't allow.

SHEET METHODS

These methods can be called on each sheet returned from $xls->sheets:

has_data

if ($sheet->has_data) { ... }

This lets us know if there are more rows in this sheet that we haven't read yet. This allows us to differentiate between an empty row, and the end of the sheet.

next_row

my @data = $sheet->next_row;

Fetch the next row of data back.

sheet

my $obj = $sheet->sheet;

The underlying Spreadsheet::ParseExcel object for the worksheet. You can use this if you need to manipulate it in ways that this interface doesn't allow (e.g. asking it for the sheet's name).

AUTHOR

Tony Bowden

BUGS and QUERIES

Please direct all correspondence regarding this module to: bug-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-Simple@rt.cpan.org

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Tony Bowden.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License; either version 2 of the License,
or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel.