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Re: URGENT - How to export data from EXCEL to Postgr eSQL ou pgaccess as you want...

From: "Mihai Gheorghiu" <tanethq(at)earthlink(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: URGENT - How to export data from EXCEL to Postgr eSQL ou pgaccess as you want...
Date: 2001-07-20 16:51:25
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Also check (in Excel):
File  SaveAs  SaveAsType:CSV(OS/2orMS-DOS)
At least in my case, the resulting file had no quotes.
Regards,
Mihai

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: 'Jeff Eckermann' <jeckermann(at)verio(dot)net>; veronique DROUELLE
<v(dot)drouelle(at)caramail(dot)com>; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
<pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
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
>for you.
>
>Regards, Dave.
>
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