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Re^3: Spreadsheet:Parse Excel problem

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Apr 14, 2008 at 13:51 UTC ( #680282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Spreadsheet:Parse Excel problem
in thread Spreadsheet:Parse Excel problem

In other words, you have an Oracle error (ORA-01401: inserted value too large for column) and you want Spreadsheet::ParseExcel to fix it?

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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Re^4: Spreadsheet:Parse Excel problem
by bmann (Priest) on Apr 14, 2008 at 23:37 UTC
    I don't think the OP wants Spreadsheet::ParseExcel to fix an oracle error.

    I see >19K of the text of a stack trace stored in one cell in his spreadsheet, not a problem with Oracle. It could just as easily be 19280 digits of pi.

      bman is right. I do not want to fix an oracle error. As far as I am concerned, someone just stored a blob of characters in an entry of the spreadsheet and this makes it unparseable by the module. It might as well have been the first N digits of pi of the first chapter of a Shakespeare book.

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