[postgis-users] Excel to Postgres

Kis János Tamás kijato at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 09:49:31 PST 2010

Why don't use a small perl script with DBD:Excel and DBD::Pg packages?

2010/2/15  <Steve.Toutant at inspq.qc.ca>:
> Hi,
> Every day I receive an Excel file containing lat long coordinates. I need to
> import it to postgis.
> Currently, I save the Excel file in CSV format and I use ogr2ogr to import
> the contents into postgis. I would like to avoid human intervention.
> I tried unsuccessfully  to define an ODBC link on the Excel file and use
> ogr2ogr with odbc to import it to postgres/postgis.
> I got this error
> [Microsoft][ODBC Excel Driver] External table is not in the expected format
> Here is the command I sent
> ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" PG:"host=xxx user=xxx password=xxx dbname=geo"
> "ODBC:odbc_urg,test" -nln "testODBCxls" -overwrite
> where test is the sheet name inside the excel file
> Anyone has a better idea on how to programmatically import excel data into
> postgis?
> thanks
> Steve
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