How to read CSV in Ruby 1.9.2

I am totally new to rails. I have a school project that requires me to
import data from a CSV file to mysql database. I read the documentation
regarding CSV in ruby 1.9 but I don’t understand since I am very new to
to this. Can someone show me a very simple example how to read data from
CSV file using the ruby 1.9 CSV. I know this might be too much to ask
but I really need help. Pls be patient with me… Pls…

Tom

Simple example…

require “csv” # require the CSV library
CSV.foreach(“path/to/file.csv”) do |row| # open your file and loop
through
the rows
p row # print each row’s contents
p row.count # count the number of values
in
each row (CSV::Row is Enumerable)

end

On Feb 16, 2011, at 1:43 AM, Chris K. wrote:

Simple example…

require “csv” # require the CSV library
CSV.foreach(“path/to/file.csv”) do |row| # open your file and loop through
the rows
p row # print each row’s contents
p row.count # count the number of values in
each row (CSV::Row is Enumerable)

end

Taking that one step further, an import using Rails 3 usually goes
something like this:

require “csv”
CSV.new( params[:file].tempfile,
:headers => true,
:header_converters => :symbol ).each do |row|
MyModel.create!(row.to_hash)
end

Hope that helps.

James Edward G. II

On 17 February 2011 10:35, Catsquotl [email protected] wrote:

I wondered that myself last week and came up with…

this code is not really a good solution

@a = []
f = File.open("#{filename}", “r”)

this could be much simpler written as File.open(filename,“r”)

       f.readlines.each {|e|
           e.chomp!
           b=e.split(";")          #or comma's if you prefer.

with this line you get rather false results if you have a string value
in a
csv file which contains ‘,’ oder ‘;’.

I wondered that myself last week and came up with…

@a = []
f = File.open("#{filename}", “r”)
f.readlines.each {|e|
e.chomp!
b=e.split(";") #or comma’s if you prefer.
@a.push(b)
}
f.close

This gives you an array of arrays.

Eelco
(I gues i should search the api more… Didn’t know about the CVS
class/module)…

Op 16-2-2011 6:55, Tom Llobrera schreef:

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