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Another possible option might be the PG ODBC driver. IIRC excel can use
and ODBC connector to a database, but I've never actually done it.
Merlin's suggestion is probably the easiest.
As far as "looking up records", are you asking how to query a table in
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On 09/26/2011 08:32 AM, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Alex Marinov <alex(at)tennisround(dot)com> wrote:
>> My name is Alex and I'm part of a small team working on
>> http://www.tennisround.com/ - a tennis directory and scheduling platform.
>> I'm looking for help with a couple of things - 1) importing data from Excel
>> into Postgresql on an ad-hoc basis - copy / paste style or through the
>> PgAdmin UI and 2) looking up specific records (CTRL+F style or search by
> The best way to import data from excel is going to be programatically.
> What I typically do is save the excel sheet as a csv delimited text
> file and import it to a staging table with postgres's built in 'copy'
> (which has a csv switch). The copy command can be invoked from
> pgadmin or through psql via a script. By staging table I mean a
> specially designated table that contains all text fields for the
> import data. From there, you can move the data to proper tables with
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