Parseexcel retrieve strange chars


#1

Hi,

I am a Ruby newbie, and I am trying to use parseexcel library to
retrieve some information from a spreadsheet, but when I try this, I
receive the chars contained on the cell alternated square chars. Does
anybody knows how to solve this?

Thanks,

Luiz


#2

I print the square code char and it is zero (nil). Please, somebody
help me.

workbook = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel.parse(‘myspreadsheet.xls’)

# usually, you want the first worksheet:
worksheet = workbook.worksheet(0)

# now you can either iterate over all rows, skipping the first

number of
# rows (in case you know they just contain column headers)
myVal = worksheet.cell(0,4).value
puts myVal


#3

Luiz wrote:

# rows (in case you know they just contain column headers)
myVal = worksheet.cell(0,4).value
puts myVal

If you’re sure they’re all null characters, you can always use gsub to
get rid of them:

myVal.gsub!(/\000/,’’)

Chris S.