Adding Excel File Support To Killink CSV

Posted by Kirby Turner on May 2, 2007

I received an email today from an individual asking if Excel files could be opened by Killink CSV. The person’s goal is to load the Excel file into Killink CSV and save the data to a pipe delimited text file. As far as I know this cannot be done in Excel, so guess what?

The next release of Killink CSV will support opening Excel files. I’m still in the very early staging of coding and testing but so far so good. This could be a useful feature for many. Load and convert your Excel data to a delimited text file without having Excel installed! Nice.

My only fear is that this feature might come back to haunt me. I know very little about Excel and I imagine each version of Excel has its own file format. I honestly don’t know yet. My tests so far have been limited to files created with Excel 2003. Time and testing will tell.

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