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How to convert and xlsx spreadsheet into CSV ?

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Hello,

How can I convert and xlsx spreadsheet into CSV ?

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Question by:namerg
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by:BillBondo
ID: 38780151
Do a file save as other formats and choose csv.
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by:namerg
ID: 38780232
jajajaj....buuu in Powershell ?
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by:Subsun
ID: 38780331
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by:David Carr
ID: 38780341
Try the following for a single file

# Excel file to convert
$xls = "C:\file1.xls";
# csv file to create
$csv = "C:\file1.csv";
 
Get-Content -Path $xls | Export-CSV -Path $csv -NoTypeInformation;
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by:namerg
ID: 38780351
Hmm,

I have the following code and it pops up a window to Save As
$ExcelWB = new-object -comobject excel.application
$Workbook = $ExcelWB.Workbooks.Open("C:\scripts\AD\temp\10-22-2012.xlsx") 
$Workbook.SaveAs("C:\scripts\AD\temp\10-22-2012_Test.csv",6)
$ExcelWB.quit()

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Expert Comment

by:Subsun
ID: 38780375
Try..
$File = "C:\user1.xlsx"
$savePath = "C:\Result.csv"
$objExcel = New-Object -ComObject Excel.Application
$objworkbook=$objExcel.Workbooks.Open($File)
$objworkbook.SaveAs($savePath,6)
$objworkbook.Close($false)
$objExcel.Quit()
Import-Csv -Path $savePath

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Subsun earned 2000 total points
ID: 38780402
In your code you need to close the workbook before exiting the excel application..
$ExcelWB = new-object -comobject excel.application
$Workbook = $ExcelWB.Workbooks.Open("C:\Users\Pinky\Desktop\user1.xlsx") 
$Workbook.SaveAs("C:\Users\Pinky\Desktop\user1.csv",6)
$Workbook.Close($false)
$ExcelWB.quit()

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by:namerg
ID: 38780407
Almost Perfect, it does create the CSV but it display the contents on the xlsx or csv in the console while running the script.

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Div Descrip             : Administration

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Assisted Solution

by:Subsun
Subsun earned 2000 total points
ID: 38780420
Remove Import-Csv -Path $savePath.. It's the line which displays the result..
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Author Comment

by:namerg
ID: 38780435
Love Subsun. You da man. Thanks a lot.
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