Nessus (xml) to Excel

Posted on 2006-04-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Does anyone have an idea how to convert this easily?  I am clueless on this front.  I have this huge Nessus scan, but I want to convert it to something I can easily work with.  I would love to have a spreadsheet that listed the workstation and/or IP and compare it to the vulnerability.  I have linux and open office available to me.
Question by:awakenings
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    Run the scan. Save the results into an NBE file and import the file
    into Excel as a plain text file with "|" separators.

    Best of luck!


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       The XML output is already complete.  I could wait until we run it again adn resave it I suppose.  It just takes 2 days for Nessus to finish.  How do I import the file into Excel as a plan text file with "|" separators.  I have never done that before.  I am also going from a Linux Nessus scan to Windows Excel.


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    When you save the file, save it with the extension of ".txt", instead of ".xls".  Then when you are ready to open the file do the following:
    Start Excel
    Goto File...Open, and locate your ".txt" file (note:  you will need the change the "files of type" displayed in from "All Microsoft Office Excel files" to "Text files").

    When you click the open button it will automatically walk you through a wizard asking if you file is fixed length or delimited.  You'll want to say delimited, then click Next.  It will ask you how it's delimited and you'll put in "|" in the "Other" field.
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    I was the only one who responded to this question, so may I suggest that I get all the points.

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