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Old 09-29-2008
Question Convert a csv file to an xls format

Hi,

I have a file coming in xxx.txt(csv format) i do some work on it and i need to send out as a .xls format. Is there any way there is some code i can use in my script to convert this?

I'm struggling on this.
Thanks
# 2  
Old 09-29-2008
See here
# 3  
Old 09-29-2008
Excel should be able to read a file in csv format, if it's a xxx.txt file seperated by comma's you can just change the extension of the filename to xxx.csv.

Regards
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Old 09-29-2008
I am still learning unix and don't know perl,python etc.?? I am using KSH and don't understand the link queries sent.
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Old 09-29-2008
I need to change the extension to .xls not .csv as the outfile is formatted this way.
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Old 09-29-2008
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Originally Posted by Pablo_beezo
I need to change the extension to .xls not .csv as the outfile is formatted this way.
Expounding on what Franklin said, rename it to .csv, and read it in with Excel. Excel will automatically convert it when you File->Save As and select "xls" type.
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Old 09-29-2008
I can do it manually but this is to be a automated process where the outfile .xls is sent via ftp. I wanted something in the script that will change the extension to .xls as we cannot manually change this extension everytime?
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