From: Kurt Euler [mailto:email@example.com]
On a related note, is there a way read in the rows of an
Excel file as one would read in the lines of a text file? If
so, please advise how. Or, perhaps there’s a method for
reading an Excel file into a 2D array. Again, please advise.
If you’re feeling up to the task you could port the two related Perl
modules. They would definitely be a good place to start for anyone
considering such a task.
Spreadsheet::ParseExcel for reading Excel files by Kawai Takanori
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel for creating Excel files by John McNamara
You can find both at search.cpan.org.