XLS output of bug lists?

David Miller justdave at bugzilla.org
Mon Oct 20 23:39:32 UTC 2003

On 10/20/2003 7:35 PM -0400, Christopher Hicks wrote:

> I've been working on the tasks in a bug stuff and I've gotten side tracked
> to some extent.
> Bugzilla produces CSV bug lists now and I know that it can do XML, etc.
> But from a "I need to calculate some things" perspective I keep finding
> myself taking these CSV files into OpenOffice.  This would be nearly a one
> click process if bugzilla just spit out an XLS instead.  I've used
> Spreadsheet::WriteExcel on several other projects and feel I could cleanly
> integrate it into the query script.  The questions are:
> - Is there any chance of a patch getting accepted that does this?
> - Would it be necessary to make the functionality entirely optional or
> not?  I can do it either way, but if people like the idea enough to be
> willing to accept an additional module prerequisite it would certainly
> make the whole thing more straight forward to do.

This would be a cool idea, I think.  This could probably be handled the
same way the graphs are....   checksetup.pl would check for the perl module
as an optional module, and the link to click on the buglist to get an Excel
file would only show up if that module is available (doing a runtime check
to test loading of the module).
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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