Allow bigger (1 MEEELLION rows) spreadsheets from reporter output

Bug #1351355 reported by Mike Rylander on 2014-08-01
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Bug Description

We've always used Spreadsheet::WriteExcel::Big to generate Excel output from reports. That module has a limitation of 64k rows, imposed by the binary Excel format. Recently, the Excel::Writer::XLSX module has become feature-complete enough that we can use that instead, and the XML format files that it writes are now supported by the majority of installed versions of Excel (and OpenOffice) -- the format arrived with Excel 2007, released in 2006 (8 years ago). So, let's switch to that!

Branch forthcoming...

Ben Shum (bshum) wrote :

Based on discussions on IRC, I changed the makefile for ubuntu-trusty to use the package libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl. And then I added a release note. Pushed to master, thanks Mike! I think this feature will be well received by many report runners.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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