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Old 03-25-2009
Problem in converting password protected excel file to csv file in unix

I need to convert a password protected excel file which will be in UNIX server to a comma separated file. For this I need to open the excel file in UNIX box but the UNIX box doesn't prompt for password instead it is opened in an encrypted manner.
I could manually ftp the excel file to local machine and convert it to csv. But I need to automate this manual process for that i need to open the excel file in UNIX server which should prompt for password. Is it possible to open the password protected excel file in UNIX server?

Thanks!!!
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Old 03-30-2009
Password protection in Office files is one thing I don't think the open source world has got a handle on. MS won't tell anyone how it works, therefore nobody but MS can do it.
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Old 03-30-2009
You really need to get the data converted at source to a usable format prior to transmission. A password-protected Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is of no use on a unix platfrom. Maybe write an Excel macro on the source computer to export the data.
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