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Re: Converting Excel File(XLS) to convert into a pipe delimited file

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Mar 12, 2013 at 14:27 UTC ( #1022984=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Converting Excel File(XLS) to convert into a pipe delimited file

Be that as it may, I usually use OLE to do this sort of thing, and I often wind up doing it in Excel.   In other words, and if the spreadsheet is important and fixed, instead of writing an external script to read the Excel data, I write a VB script within Excel to push the data out.   I write the script to use named cell ranges, rather than coordinates.

Now, the “export such-and-such range of data” capabilities within Excel are already very powerful, and this is a very common task.   Explore all of your alternatives carefully.

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[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?
[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)
Discipulus manual work: i just tell the same to my boss: every time the quick solution is to assign some manual data entry task to my group.. because we have not direct access to many databases here..
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