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

Hello monks, I am having a problem attaching an excel file with MIME::Lite. In outlook it says the file is corrupted and opens blank even though it is 328B. Here is my section of code that I attempted to perform this with:
my $msg = MIME::Lite->new( From => '', To => '', #Cc => ',', Subject => 'Report', Type => 'multipart/mixed' ); $msg->attach( Type =>'TEXT', Data =>"Here is the Report" ); $msg->attach( Type => 'application/', Encoding => 'base64', Path => "/report.xls", Filename => 'report.xls' ); $msg->send;

Is it something with the encoding that I am not getting?

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: mime::lite and attaching files
by igelkott (Priest) on Apr 29, 2013 at 23:04 UTC
    Path => "/report.xls"

    Is your file really in the root directory? Do you perhaps just mean Path => 'report.xls' ? If so, the "Filename" parameter is not needed.

      actually I had the full path before, I just put that in there because I tried that, too. taking out the path also did not work. I'm stumped..
        I got it. I ended up using mime::entity instead..