xls to dat

Posted on 2010-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I have an Excel file which I get from an ftp site. I'm trying to moving it to a .dat file, so I can later process it. The problem is that the .dat file is full a garbage. Is there a way yo clean all the garbage from the .data file and just leave the original data.


Question by:paquicuba

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njovin earned 250 total points
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I'm not sure I follow what you mean by .DAT file.  Are you just trying to get the excel data out to plain text?  If so you should probably save it as TXT or CSV and then rename it to .DAT
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woolmilkporc earned 250 total points
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If you don't have MS Excel available to save the Excel tables as text or CSV you need a converter, e.g. this (payable) one -
Search the web, maybe there are free converters out there.
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I installed xls2csv --it's working like a charm!

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