[CentOS] excel parser (preferably perl)?
jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 18:31:27 EDT 2010
On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 17:13 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> I'm getting tired of converting spreadsheets that someone else updates
> to csv so my perl scripts can push the data into a mysql database. Is
> there a better way? I haven't had much luck with
> perl-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel (and find it odd that yum prefers the .32
> version from epel over .57 from rpmforge anyway). Is the current CPAN
> version better? Or the equivalent java tools? Or maybe a scripted
> OpenOffice conversion would be possible.
> Needs to deal with both xls and xlsx formats, the odd characters that
> are confused with quotes even after csv conversion, numbers with $'s and
> commas embedded, excel's date formatting nonsense, etc.
I think you are out of luck on that. .Net has a whole world of Office
Goodies what a shame...
Extract the CSV Data then do a insert into MySQL. Is that how you do it
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