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# 8  
Old 10-08-2007
Sorry I forgot to answer.
No, there is no problem with access permission.
I used the command "chmod 777 input.xls"

I have a file input.xls and I want to store the records into database.
So, I want to use "sql loader" to store the data. For that purpose I need any flat file or .csv file. If you use mv or cp command then the .xls file will be renamed .csv, but when I want to see the .csv file using cat oe vi command , it is open with garbage values.

Please suggest me if there is any another process to read one .xls file and then the records will store in te database.

# 9  
Old 10-08-2007
You could use a tool like this:

Excel 2 CSV - Waikato Linux Users Group

(Which uses the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel perl module)

and then parse the comma delimited file for loading into your database.

# 10  
Old 10-08-2007
but I cann't use it.
# 11  
Old 10-08-2007
You can also use excel or calc (from openoffice) to save the xls file in csv format.
# 12  
Old 10-08-2007
If you can't save the xls in a csv format.
Just try saving as "Plsin Text" and import then.
# 13  
Old 10-08-2007
Originally Posted by rinku
but I cann't use it.
Why not?

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