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Old 01-25-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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Converting CSV to XLS (using console)?


Hello,

Would you eventually know the best method to convert a CSV file to XLS (using console)?

The data are with "." for decimals.

Is libreoffice the best way? It looks to me over sized for simple thing.

X. Thank you
 
Old 01-25-2017, 07:23 AM   #2
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wow... the first result on Google.... http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...-file-on-linux
 
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wow... the first result on Google....
TenTenths, spot on with the link, but just as a point of information for the past 8 or 9 years, Google shows different results to different users. So a different account even on the same computer will likely have a different marketing profile and thus different results. It's been longer than that if you count the search results given in separate countries.

But that aside, Xeratul, what are the goals of converting from CSV? Even clunky legacy applications like Excel can import CSV directly. Are you running in to problems with the end-of-line characters and need the unix2dos utility?
 
Old 01-25-2017, 08:45 AM   #4
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TenTenths, spot on with the link, but just as a point of information for the past 8 or 9 years, Google shows different results to different users. So a different account even on the same computer will likely have a different marketing profile and thus different results. It's been longer than that if you count the search results given in separate countries.
Indeed, I'm well aware that Google results are tailored, however I'm sure that, no matter where in the world the OP is (or maybe even in space, the ISS has internet connectivity!), a search would turn up relevant results.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 01:40 PM   #5
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TenTenths, spot on with the link, but just as a point of information for the past 8 or 9 years, Google shows different results to different users. So a different account even on the same computer will likely have a different marketing profile and thus different results. It's been longer than that if you count the search results given in separate countries.

But that aside, Xeratul, what are the goals of converting from CSV? Even clunky legacy applications like Excel can import CSV directly. Are you running in to problems with the end-of-line characters and need the unix2dos utility?
It is indeed not a so much easy thing to convert a csv file to xls, although it may be looking like.

Python,... perl or whatever whatever coding which aren't C or C++ aren't that much reliable. Sometimes you get some strange chars, and you might too have to face the unix/dos/mac format. No, really the best is to code in C/C++ for this.

Libreoffice headless is ok, but well. Terminal rocks on that way.

There is a russian website providing a converter for xls to csv. well, bit outdated and it gives issues if you have a strange char case.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 05:50 PM   #6
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Did you read the link provided ?. All of it ?.
unoconv exists on my system. Nice info TenTenths.
 
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If you want to reliably convert CSV to XLS ... uhh ... use Excel on MS-Windows!
 
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If you want to reliably convert CSV to XLS ... uhh ... use Excel on MS-Windows!
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/usr/bin/ssconvert <csvfilename> <xlsx filename>");
..works perfectly. Libreoffice has no problems doing this headless, through a cron job for me.
 
  


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