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How to automatically add columns to an existing excel file?

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In my excel table, the rows are features or parameters of devices, for example, device type, physical address, IP address, ....... The columns are different devices. one columns is for one device.

I need to extract these device information from configuration files using a Perl script and write in one existing excel table.  when using
while()  {
# write in data
}

from row 1, row 2, ...is easy.  using +1
but how to go from  column A,  column B,  column C,...?

If anybody wanna help me out, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Thanks very much jbmraja

I try to use Spreadsheet::WriteExce, but it failed as below.

Can't locate Spreadsheet/WriteExcel.pm in @INC (@INC contains: C:/Perl/site/lib
C:/Perl/lib .) at xls1.txt line 4.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at xls1.txt line 4.



The line 4:  use Spreadsheet::WriteExcel;



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You need to install that module.  If you are using the ActiveState distro, you can do so by running this:
    ppm install Spreadsheet::WriteExcel

If you are using a diff distro... which one are you using?
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I'm using ActivePerl-5.10.0.1004-MSWin32-x86-287188

ppm install Spreadsheet::WriteExcel
ppm install Spreadsheet::ParseExcel

Both work very well.  Thanks so much Adam314!


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Adam314 and Jbmraja, I really appreciate your time, patience and kind help!
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