I need to transform xlsx to csv in AIX but there isn't any command installed to do so and it can´t be installed. To make it worse perl don´t have spreadsheet library and python isn't even installed.

Is there still any way to convert that files ?

Edit: Process has to be automatable Edit2: it is just a regular exel file 1 sheet with rows but as xlsx is a complex file it is hard to treat if you don´t have the right tools. It is for a powercenter process (witch have hard time with excels so my best option is to transform the excel to something more simple).

  • You can’t load it into Excel and export as CSV?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:31
  • process has to be automated. Missed that.
    – kifli
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:49
  • Something generated the Excel file, though?/
    – Jeff Schaller
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:52
  • could you at least provide an example of what your working on and what you want. Are you admin on this AIX ? You could have installed the GNU Tools which could help you a lot. You will need anyway a tool to parse XML there's almost no chance you will be able to do without it. Do you have Python install on this AIX and if you have what version ?
    – Kiwy
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:55
  • this something don´t cooperate that much it may be possible to get csvs right away and don´t have this issue but it is yet to see.
    – kifli
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:56

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If you have access to no common tool you could either ask you admin to install tool such as ssconvert (Though I'm not sure there a standalone version of it).
Or you will have to program your own solution using common libraries such as:

Good luck

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