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  • The "use Perl;" site isn't the best place to get this kind of question answered; the journal system is used more for blog-type posts by individual users.

    The FAQ for this site sorta tells you that but doesn't have a link to places where you can get answers to your kind of question.

    What's this site for?

    Thanks for asking. This site is intended (for now) to be a site where the Perl user community can get information about and discuss the latest news and issues related to Perl. This site is not (for now :)

  • First, let me recommend you direct Perl related questions to PerlMonks [] as that is the primary focus of that community

    To give some pointers to the actual question at hand, a little more information is needed. Are you reading actual Excel files or do you have the option of reading a "save as" CSV?

    If the former - consider Win32::OLE or Spreadsheet::ParseExcel

    If the latter - consider Text::xSV (several more options are available, just search for CSV)

    Next question - what do you mean by
  • Hello, newcomer :-)

    I've been doing Perl for some years now and I do own a bunch of Perl books...

    That one you mention there... never heard of it :-\

    If I had to recommend you just one book to start with, it would definitely be, without hesitation, "Learning Perl", by Randal Schwartz []. [1]

    Now *that* is a book.

    Plus, everybody knows Randal. Those *three* authors of that book you mention? Never heard of them. I couldn't even find any of them on the CPAN or other Perl related sites, so...

    But wait, there's mor