Excel XLS file into plist

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    Hi,
    I have an excel file with 100s of rows and I need to use it for uitableview so I need to put it a plist so I can initialize an nsarray with it. So how can I convert this XLS file in
    Plist? Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need to do this periodically or as an input? Or just one off?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input. I am sorry I don't understand what you mean. It's just static data that I would like to display in UITableView but I need it in plist format (much easier just to initialize NSArray with it). I can manually copy paste cells into plist but it would take too much time.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Export as some sort of convenient text format (if none of the data has a "," in it the csv). Use perl, sed, awk or another text manipulation program of your choice to turn it into a plist.
     

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