Spreadsheet::ParseExcel - Get information from an Excel file.

Version: 0.5.2 Date: 2007-07-19

Short Description: Spreadsheet::ParseExcel allows you to get information out of a simple Excel file This Package is an - as of today incomplete - translation of Kawai Takanoris Perl-Module.


* ruby 1.8


De-Compress archive and enter its top directory.
Then type:

  $ ruby install.rb config
  $ ruby install.rb setup
 ($ su)
  # ruby install.rb install

You can also install files into your favorite directory
by supplying install.rb with some options. Try "ruby install.rb --help".
More information can be found in the redistributed file usage-en.txt


#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require 'parseexcel'

# your first step is always reading in the file. # that gives you a workbook-object, which has one or more worksheets, # just like in Excel you have the possibility of multiple worksheets. workbook = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel.parse(path_to_file)

# usually, you want the first worksheet: worksheet = workbook.worksheet(0)

# now you can either iterate over all rows, skipping the first number of # rows (in case you know they just contain column headers) skip = 2 worksheet.each(skip) { |row|

# a row is actually just an Array of Cells..
first_cell = row.at(0)

# how you get data out of the cell depends on what datatype you
# expect:

# if you expect a String, you can pass an encoding and (iconv
# required) the content of the cell will be converted.
str = row.at(1).to_s('latin1')

# if you expect a Float:
float = row.at(2).to_f

# if you expect an Integer:
int = row.at(3).to_i

# if you expect a Date:
date = row.at(4).date

# ParseExcel makes a guess at what Datatype a cell has. At the moment,
      # possible values are: :date, :numeric, :text
      celltype = first_cell.type


# if you know exactly which row your data resides in, you may just # retrieve that row, which is again simply an Array of Cells row = worksheet.row(26)



URL: download.ywesee.com/parseexcel Author: Hannes Wyss <[email protected]>