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Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hello everyone,

The code below does the funtion of trasnfer data from excel to MySQL server. the only issue is that whenever u this perl script it throws the dat onto the server. I would like to have a prompt appear on the screen asking user weather they like to send the data or not. If they say yes then it should proceed otherwise halt.

Thanks


use lib qw(../);
use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel;
my $oExcel = new Spreadsheet::ParseExcel;
sub PrnBook($);

#------------------
  use Mysql;
  use Data::Table;
  use DBI;

#------------------

#1.1 Normal Excel97




    # ---------------------------------
    # --------------------------------- ENTER FILENAME BELOW -------------------------------------------------
    # ---------------------------------
   
            my $oBook = $oExcel->Parse('uu.xls');
            
      # ---------------------------------
      # ---------------------------------
      # ---------------------------------      
            
            
            
            
PrnBook($oBook);


sub PrnBook($)
{

   
          $dbh = Mysql->connect("svv-db", "rap", "aahooja", "password");
          


    my($oBook) = @_;
    my($iR, $iC, $oWkS, $oWkC);
    my %LongerNames; #Create variable
    $LongerNames{'lai'}=2; #Use 2 letters from first name if last name is Lai
    $LongerNames{'wang'}=3; #Use 3 letters from first name if last name is wang      
    $LongerNames{'jiang'}=2; #Use 2 letters from first name if last name is jiang    


    print "=========================================\n";
    print "FILE  :", $oBook->{File} , "\n";
    print "COUNT :", $oBook->{SheetCount} , "\n";
    print "AUTHOR:", $oBook->{Author} , "\n";





    # ---------------------------------
    # --------------------------------- ENTER SHEET NUMBER BELOW (starting from 0) -------------------------------------------------
    # ---------------------------------

        $oWkS = $oBook->{Worksheet}[0];
       
         # ---------------------------------
      # ---------------------------------
      # ---------------------------------    
       
       
       
       
       
        print "--------- SHEET:", $oWkS->{Name}, "\n";
        for(my $iR = $oWkS->{MinRow} ;
                defined $oWkS->{MaxRow} && $iR <= $oWkS->{MaxRow} ; $iR++) {
                  
                  
           
            if ($oWkS-> {Cells}[$iR][0])
            {  
             
              if ($oWkS-> {Cells}[$iR][0]->Value)
              {    
                    #$oWkC = $oWkS->{Cells}[$iR][$i];
                #print $oWkC."\n";
                  

                  $q = "INSERT INTO `rap`.`raptable`(Day, Week, TaskID, Tab, Network, Activity, Task, Subtask, EtimeCode, ActualCategory, Work, Person, HoursWorked, Notes, Year, Month, DateModified) VALUES (";
                  for ($i = 0; $i<17; $i++)
                  {
                     if (!$oWkS->{Cells}[$iR][$i])
                     {      $q = $q."''";      }


                     elsif ($i==11)
                     {
                        $name = lc($oWkS->{Cells}[$iR][$i]->Value);
                        $ind = rindex ($name," ");
                        $last = substr($name,$ind+1);
                        $len =($LongerNames{$last} or 1); #use defined length, or 1 if not defined
                        $first = substr($name,0,$len);
                        print $first.$last."\n";
                        $q = $q."'".$first.$last."'";
                     }



                      elsif ($i==13)
                     {
                                    $notes = $oWkS->{Cells}[$iR][$i]->Value;
                                    $notes =~ s/'/\\'/g;
                                    $q = $q."'".$notes."'"
                     }
                                 
                    
                     else
                     {       $q = $q."'".$oWkS->{Cells}[$iR][$i]->Value."'";                  }
                     if ($i!=16)
                     {      $q = $q.", ";      }
                     else
                     {      $q = $q.")";      }

                  }


                  print $q."\n";
                  
          
               
               
               
                $dbh->query($q);





              }
            }

           
        }
 
}
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print "Would you like to transfer the data (Y/N)? ";
chomp(my $ans = <STDIN>);
die "Transfer aborted\n" unless (lc($ans) eq 'y');
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