On Jan 29, 11:22 am, "John Kopanas" <kopa... / gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to create an excel file from data I get from my DB but since
> some of my fields contain commas in them I was hoping I can use
> CSV::Writer but instead of having the default of commas seperate data
> I could use tabs?  Any have any suggestions on what the sexiest way to
> do this is?
>
> --
> John Kopanas
> j... / kopanas.com
>
> http://www.kopanas.comhttp://www.cusec.nethttp://www.soen.info

A quick look at the CSV docs indicates its easy to specify the 
character to use as a field separator
(http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/csv/rdoc/classes/CSV/
Writer.html) Hint: look for 'fs'

If you want to avoid the intermediate CSV files you could use OLE to 
drive Excel, or Spreadsheet
(http://rubyspreadsheet.sourceforge.net/) to create the file (even if 
Excel is not installed).

Cheers
Chris