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Old 06-19-2009
File need to send to xls as one complete cell

Hi every one,
I have a file of ten lines in unix i want to send the file to my mail as .xls and the clause over here is it should send in only one cell ..

I am aware of
uuencode rest rest.xls | mail -s "testing" mailid

But this would send me data into seperate cells
# 2  
Old 06-20-2009

Is your file a CSV file?

If so I tried this (and it worked with OpenOffice - don't know about MS Office)

cat rest | sed -e "s/.*/'&'/" | uuencode rest.xls | mailx ....

# 3  
Old 06-22-2009
Hi Scott,
I tried the given query but it didnot work while importing data to excel, Its still shows each line in different cells ...
# 4  
Old 06-22-2009
Hi Rakesh.

Perhaps if you'd give more details about the format of the file? i.e. is it a real XLS file (prabably not if you say it only has 10 lines), or a (CSV-style) text file.

If the data isn't sensitive, perhaps you could post it, if it's only 10 lines, otherwise give us the gist of how it looks (including funny control-looking stuff).

# 5  
Old 06-22-2009
Hi Scott,
Thanks for you time . I can give a example as i cant paste my real data .. I see that in below o/p tables were not printed I need the whole data in one cell instead of 7 different cells

Input data in a file
Today, is, Monday
Today, is, Tuesday
Today, is, Wednesday
Today, is, Thursday
Today, is, Friday
Today, is, Saturday
Today ,is, Sunday

Output should come in the below format in xls

Today is Monday
Today is Tuesday
Today is Wednesday
Today is Thursday
Today is Friday
Today is Saturday
Today is Sunday

# 6  
Old 06-22-2009
Hi Rakesh.

Ah, OK, then the entire lot should be quoted:

sed -e "1s/.*/\"&/;\$s/.*/&\"/" rest | uuencode rest.xls | mailx ...

(if you want the comma's removed too...)

sed -e "1s/.*/\"&/;\$s/.*/&\"/;s/,//g" rest | uuencode rest.xls | mailx ...

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