mmittiga17 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi All, Need help with syntax for selecting a worksheet within excell file by name. I have been trying $Sheet = $Book->Worksheets("Positions"); But I get invalid index error. Any help will be appreciated. I can not seem to find anything out there to show me how this is done. Thanks!

use strict; use Getopt::Std; use Win32::OLE qw(in with); use Win32::OLE::Const 'Microsoft Excel'; use Cwd; $Win32::OLE::Warn = 3; # die on errors... my $Excel = Win32::OLE->GetActiveObject ('Excel.Application') || Win32::OLE->new ('Excel.Application', 'Quit'); $Excel->{'Visible'} = 0; #0 is hidden, 1 is visible $Excel->{DisplayAlerts}=0; #0 is hide alerts # application or open new opendir DIR , '.' or die "Could not open current dir: $!\n"; my @FilePattern = grep(/.xls/i, readdir DIR); closedir DIR; my $x=""; foreach $x (@FilePattern) { my $file = $x; my $out = (split(/\./,$file))[0]; print "in $file\n"; print "out $out\n"; my $dir = getcwd(); print "$dir\n"; my $book = $dir . "\\" . $file; my $new = $dir . "\\" . $out .".txt"; my $Book = $Excel->Workbooks->Open($book); # open Excel file #returns name of 9 worksheets for (1..$Book->Worksheets->Count) { print "$_: <", $Book->Worksheets($_)->Name, ">\n"; } my $Sheet = $Book->Worksheets('Position'); #There is a worksheet calle +d Position $Book->SaveAs({Filename => $new, FileFormat => xlText}); $Book->Close; $Excel->Quit(); } I get the following output: 1: <AccountSummary> 2: <EquitySummary> 3: <Requirements> 4: <CurrencyBalances> 5: <SMASummary> 6: <SMADetail> 7: <Activity> 8: <Position> 9: <OptionsHedgeSummary>
Win32::OLE(0.1709) error 0x8002000b: "Invalid index" in METHOD/PROPERTYGET "Worksheets" at C:\lab\gsc\ line 36 </code> This is driving me nuts. Thank to any who can point me in correct path.