Re: [greenstone-users] Simple database

From John R. McPherson
DateTue, 28 Jun 2005 22:53:13 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Simple database
In-Reply-To (595b9ab2050627233871e92619-mail-gmail-com)
On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 04:08:25PM +0930, Stephen DeGabrielle wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This may seem like a dumb question but how do I import a simple table of
> records?
>
> - I foolishly tried ExcelPlug - not realising that that wold make two very
> nice html pages (Duh!)
>
> My example consists of four columns; 'Title' , 'Source' , 'Date Journal
> Info' , 'Subject'
>
> I have it as a (pair) of Excel tables (just because I have 90k records and
> Excel maxes out at 64k rows)
>
> Any Ideas?

Greenstone has a DBPlug plugin which uses Perl's "DBI" stuff.
There are DBI backends for all sorts of databases, including a backend
for reading data from an excel file. I have no idea if it has
been ported to activestate's windows version of perl, but in debian
linux you can install the 'libdbd-excel-perl' package.

There is a sample DBPlug configuration file in the $GSDLHOME/etc/packages
directory.

John