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Old 06-09-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
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mySQL and excel spreadsheet

I am attempting to put data from an excel spreadsheet into a mysql database. From what I have found searching, there is a LOAD function in mysql, and there is also software you can buy to do this. What is the best way to do this? Thanks.
Old 06-12-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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if u just want to insert the data of the excel file into the db u best use a perl script. there's a module available for transforming excel data to xml.
then u can insert the data in a mysql table. the data type for this sort of data would be text or some sort of blob depending on it's size.
are u familiar with perl and sql?
cheers, jens


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