I have an application that needs to import an excel file with
10 columns of data into an SQL Server database table with 13
columns of data. Two of the 3 extra database columns are manditory,
and I need to manipulate the values going in.
I've determined the best method to do this using coldfusion
is to import the excel file into a cvs file then use SQL to import
the cvs file into SQL server. Does anyone know how to import an
excel document into a cvs file using ColdFusion?
A couple of things come to mind. You might consider using DTS
to import your data directly into SQL Server from Excel, rather
than putting ColdFusion in the middle. Or, you might consider
creating a ColdFusion ODBC datasource out of your Excel file, use a
cfquery to select the applicable data, then insert the data into
SQL Server in a loop. Not very efficient, but it can be done.