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Am 24.07.2012 13:34, Michael Crider wrote:
I have csv files generated from an SQL command-line utility that I am
trying to convert to dBase using the batch converter. If I open the csv
in LibreOffice, a default option is "Quoted fields as text", and if it
is saved as another filetype, those fields remain text, but when using
the batch converter it will bring all numbers in as numbers, even if
they are quoted. The command I am using is:
libreoffice --headless --invisible --convert-to dbf *.csv
I have the same results if I convert to other spreadsheet types. Is
there a way to tell the batch converter to convert "quoted fields as text"?

CSV is a database exchange format. dBase is a database in a directory. Why do you try to load csv into spreadsheets? Why csv at all? Probably you can connect Base to the database and use it directly. Base is a versatile tool to serve database data to office documents and it can be used to move data from one database type to another.

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