How to read data in an excel sheet in a Oracle pl/SQL procedure.

I need urgently PL/SQL code to read data from an Excel sheet Using an Oracle 10g pl/SQL procedure. The input file is .xls and not any other format. Kindly help me in this regard as this is a required very urgently.
Swaminathan_KAsked:
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MikeOM_DBACommented:
You need to export first to a csv file and then create external table on the file.
 
 
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Swaminathan_KAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to read a excel file rather then converting it intoa CSV file
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