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import dat from .xls file

jsaravana
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Is it possible to import data from .xls file into DB2 tables.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse / Database Architect
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Hi jsaravana,

DB2 doesn't have direct support for importing Excel formatted files.  There are several 3rd party tools out there in the public domain that are supposed to handle these files, but I've never used them.

  http://www.download3k.com/Business-Finance/Office-Suites/Download-Excel-IBM-DB2-Import-Export-Convert-Software.html

  http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Excel-IBM-DB2-Import-Export-Convert-Software.shtml


Probably the easiest (and sure to work) method would be to save the spreadsheet as a CSV file.  The DB2 IMPORT utility supports CSV files so importing it is trivial.


Good Luck,
Kent
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