Read data from Excel


If you work on Windows you can use the win32ole implementation:
You’ll also find an introduction in the “Programming Ruby” Book.

Otherwise your client could save the excel sheets as csv.


A client of mine has a ton of data stored in Excel spreadsheets. I’m
building a web application for her (backed by a real db of course) and
to import all that data. Is there a library available to read data from
Excel? Is there an easy way to upload the spreadsheets and then read the

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