Also check (in Excel):
File SaveAs SaveAsType:CSV(OS/2orMS-DOS)
At least in my case, the resulting file had no quotes.
From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: 'Jeff Eckermann' <jeckermann(at)verio(dot)net>; veronique DROUELLE
Date: Friday, July 20, 2001 4:00 AM
Subject: RE: [INTERFACES] URGENT - How to export data from EXCEL to Postgr
eSQL ou pgaccess as you want...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeff Eckermann [mailto:jeckermann(at)verio(dot)net]
>> Sent: 19 July 2001 18:30
>> To: veronique DROUELLE; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
>> Subject: RE: [INTERFACES] URGENT - How to export data from
>> EXCEL to Postgr eSQL ou pgaccess as you want...
>> You will need to remove the double quotes that Excel puts
>> around all fields with commas in them (seeing this is not
>> CSV, I don't know why Excel does this), unless you are happy
>> to see those quotes in your data. You will need to check for
>> embedded tabs in your data, or your fields may not line up
>> correctly. One way to do this: 1. Save the Excel file as CSV
>> 2. Remove all tabs from the file (perhaps replace with
>> spaces) 3. Open the edited CSV file using Excel 4. Save again
>> as tab-delimited text 5. Edit out double quotes and carriage
>> returns. You will now have a file suitable for importing using COPY.
>Or just use the Import Wizard in pgAdmin
>(www.greatbridge.org/project/pgadmin) which will happily deal with quotes
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