Depending on your requirements, simple .csv files
can also do parts of the job, as .csv files can
also contain formulas. But there are certain pitfalls that
have to be considered :
- No Graphics, Links, fancy stuff
- Different language/country settings make Excel behave differently
in opening a file via the menu vs. opening a file via a double-click.
- Embedded list-separators within cells will give you fun
Here is a small sample .csv file for an Excel
setup that matches mine, that is, ; is the list
separator, , is the number group separator and
. is the decimal separator. This setup is nonstandard for
a german setup, as the german list separator is ;,
but the german decimal separator is , and the german
number group separator is .. You might have
to munge the example to suit your needs, and you might also have
to open this file in Excel via the File->Open method instead
of just double-clicking on the file.
"Cell A1";"Cell B1";"Cell C1"
"Cell A2";"Cell B2";"Cell C2"
"Here comes a formula";=A3*B3;"This should be 42"
perl -MHTTP::Daemon -MHTTP::Response -MLWP::Simple -e ' ; # The
$d = new HTTP::Daemon and fork and getprint $d->url and exit;#spider
($c = $d->accept())->get_request(); $c->send_response( new #in the
HTTP::Response(200,$_,$_,qq(Just another Perl hacker\n))); ' # web
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