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Hello,

I am having a bit of a problem.... I wrote a perl script that generates a report in excel. I am using cygwin perl.
I made two batch files one calls perl directly and the other calls a makefile that calls perl.

Admin: make and batch work perfectly
Power User: make and batch work perfectly
User: batch work fine, but when i use the makefile i get this error:
"Can't call method "SaveAs" on an undefined value at Y:/In/FileReport.pl line 183."

and make: *** [fun] error 9

Because of security reasons I am "forced" to get it to work on basic user rights.

I have also done some sort of fault tree analisis and it would come to some possibilities :

1. Restricted acces to excel services (over-ruled because batch still works)
2. Make environment somehow incompatible with basic user rights security policies (50% over-ruled because other makefiles still work under basic user rights)
3. Perl version now adequate for this such situation (20% over-ruled because it does work along with upscaling the user rights)

Can someone give me a hand with this, I am not an expert in these environments

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Last Post by cugetare
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Do you understand what the error means?

"Can't call method "SaveAs" on an undefined value at Y:/In/FileReport.pl line 183."

You have created an object in the perl script at some point that did not return a true value, something like:

my $object = FOO->new;

then you are trying to use a method of $object:

my $something = $object->SaveAs();

but because $object was never initialized you can't call any of its methods. You need to find out why the object is not being created properly.

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Do you understand what the error means?

"Can't call method "SaveAs" on an undefined value at Y:/In/FileReport.pl line 183."

You have created an object in the perl script at some point that did not return a true value, something like:
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Thanks for your reply, actually I do understand what the error means, but it makes no sense to me why this error occur under basic user rights when called with make. Also if I am calling perl from a batch file under basic user rights it works fine.

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Thank you for the tip, I did that.

Does anyone else have an ideea?

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Ok, I have an update, I've done some tests on different computers, that had same windows xp on all of them and with basic user rights on 3 computers worked and on the other 4 didn't. I checked just about everything. the only thing thing I didn't do is to run a folder compare on the hard drives :|

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