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- Subject: Re: Reading Excel or Libreoffice files
- From: TW <zupftom@...>
- Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:43:26 +0100
2016-12-26 23:57 GMT+01:00 luciano de souza <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Unfortunately, this approach is not possible for me.
> I have a big number of forms saved in a Excel sheet.
> The name and the last name will be in a fixed position, for example, ""b3".
> For each data, I have a mapped position. What I want is to read all
> sheets and consolidate the result.
> In other words, I really need to read the sheet in a batch process.
You *can* use LibreOffice in a batch process. In Bash:
soffice "-env:UserInstallation=file://""$tmpdir""/soffice" \
--headless --invisible --convert-to csv "$xslfile"
The "-env:UserInstallation=..." part is to ensure that LibreOffice
will not use the GUI even if there is an instance of LibreOffice with
GUI already running.