Topic: File manipulation

I have my first rails project underway and I've got a request for one portion of it.

I need Rails to be able to import a bunch of excel files, merge them and output the result in PDF (or, it can convert to PDF, then merge, but the key is excel in, merged PDF out).  Is this possible in Rails?  Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.

Re: File manipulation

well these is this plugin for the pdf http://rubyforge.org/projects/railspdfplugin/
its looks very earily on in dev, but it might help.

as for the excel part I have't a scoob

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Re: File manipulation

Cool - thanks.  Anyone have any ideas on the excel thing?

Re: File manipulation

There is a topic about Excel spreadsheets with Rails. That might help.

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