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I hava a csv file on my debian machine, now I want to convert this csv file in to xls using the perl script.
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by:ozo
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where in the xls file do you want to put the fields from the csv file?
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by:theology99
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I have the csv file in my temp directory, I want that I can convert the csv format to xls so that I can work further on this xls sheet to color my items.
As this is not possible in them csv format.



Thanks



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what should the xls file contain?
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by:ozo
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#you could
use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel;
#among others
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by:theology99
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the whole conatins of the csv file.

xls is the exceel sheet..

For example:

I have csv as hello.csv which contains rows and columns , hich have some data as:

test1  test2  test3  test4
aa      33       44     55
bb      34       45     45


only simple conversion fron csv fromat to xls fromat.
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by:Kim Ryan
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You don't have to use a programming language for this. If you install OpenOffice 2.0 on debian, it should let you load a csv file and export it ot xls format
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by:theology99
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But I am using the text mode not using the graphical mode
how it can be possible?
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by:theology99
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I have installed the apt-get install gnumeric xalan following.
But that also not helped me.

For an example I am attaching a csv with this .
I need a program/command on the debian (in text mode) that can convert this csv to xls
and then open the xls and color the codes 55, 44 etc with the diff colors.


Kindly help.
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by:theology99
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test1      44
test2      55
test3      44
test4      66
test5      44
test6      55
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by:Adam314
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Excel can open the csv file without making any changes to it.  Is there anything the perl script needs to do other than convert from csv to xls?  If not, don't bother converting, just have excel open the csv file.
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by:theology99
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Yes , it is.
I want to color the csv file and it is not possible thats why I want to convert csv to xls and then I color it later on.

Thats why my first concern is to convert sv to xls and all this need to be done by perl scripting on the debian box.


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It will be easier to read the csv to create the xls and apply the color at one time, rather than as two seperate steps.

#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;
use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel;
 
my $workbook  = Spreadsheet::WriteExcel->new('testcolor.xls');
my $worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet();
 
my $format_red=$workbook->add_format;
$format_red->set_color('red');
 
my $format_yellow=$workbook->add_format;
$format_yellow->set_color('yellow');
 
my $format_blue=$workbook->add_format;
$format_blue->set_color('blue');
 
 
my $row=0;
open(CSV, "<file.csv") or die "Could not open CSV: $!\n";
while(<CSV>) {
	my @f=split/,/;
	my $thisformat;
	$thisformat=$format_red if $f[2]==35;
	$thisformat=$format_yellow if $f[2]==45;
	$thisformat=$format_blue if $f[2]==20;
	for(my $col=0; $col<=$#f; $col++) {
		$worksheet->write($row,$col,$f[$col],$thisformat);
		print "Writing ($row, $col)\n";
	}
	$row++;
}
close(CSV);

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Thanka.
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