PERL: Split Excel Workbook to Indiv Excel files


 
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Old 09-24-2008
PERL: Split Excel Workbook to Indiv Excel files

Hi,

I am trying to find a way to read an excel work book with multiple worksheets.
And write each worksheet into a new excel file using perl. My environment is Unix.

For example: I have an excel workbook TEST.xls and it has Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 worksheets. I would like to create Sheet1.xls, Sheet2.xls .....

Any ideas are deeply appreciated.

Thanks for all your time.
# 2  
Old 09-25-2008
if you have Python, you can install excel module, eg PyExcelarator
Code:
import pyExcelerator,os
book = pyExcelerator.parse_xls("test.xls")
curpath = os.path.dirname(__file__) 
for items in book:
    sheetname=items[0]
    contents=items[1]
    workbook = pyExcelerator.Workbook()
    worksheet = workbook.add_sheet("Sheet 1")     
    for key,value in contents.iteritems():
        print "key ",key, " value: ",value
        worksheet.write(key[0],key[1], value)
        workbook.save(os.path.join(curpath, sheetname+".xls"))

you can search CPAN for Perl excel modules too.
# 3  
Old 09-25-2008
Thank you for the response. I dont have python installed.

I checked for the excel modules on CPAN website. I managed to find the modules.

But, I am having trouble putting it together.

use strict;
use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel;
my $Excel = new Spreadsheet::ParseExcel;
my $Book = $Excel->Parse(Test.xls);
$WkS = $Book->{Worksheet}

I got to this point, where I can read the worksheet. How can I write the worksheet to a new excel file? Any ideas please.

Thank you.
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