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[TIP] How to merge several Excel worksheets using RapidMiner

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[TIP] How to merge several Excel worksheets using RapidMiner

Hey guys,

I'm new here but not new to RapidMiner. I've been using it for a while now and I love it! Recently I needed to merge the data in one Excel file that had 7 workbooks and import it into a table in SQL Server. I had done something similar with multiple CSV files using the Loop Files operator, but this one required exploring RapidMiner's Loop Parameters operator. It ended up being pretty simple (which is what I love about RapidMiner) and I wrote a tutorial about it for anyone interested. Here's the link: http://refactoredthinking.com/2013/10/01/how-to-merge-several-excel-worksheets-using-rapidminer/

Here's the process:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<process version="5.3.013">
 <context>
   <input/>
   <output/>
   <macros/>
 </context>
 <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.3.013" expanded="true" name="Process">
   <process expanded="true">
     <operator activated="true" class="loop_parameters" compatibility="5.3.013" expanded="true" height="76" name="Loop Parameters" width="90" x="112" y="120">
       <list key="parameters">
         <parameter key="Read Excel.sheet_number" value="[1;3;3;linear]"/>
       </list>
       <parameter key="synchronize" value="true"/>
       <parameter key="parallelize_subprocess" value="true"/>
       <process expanded="true">
         <operator activated="true" class="read_excel" compatibility="5.3.013" expanded="true" height="60" name="Read Excel" width="90" x="112" y="120">
           <parameter key="excel_file" value="C:\Temp\Sales Data.xlsx"/>
           <parameter key="sheet_number" value="3"/>
           <parameter key="imported_cell_range" value="A1:B5"/>
           <parameter key="first_row_as_names" value="false"/>
           <list key="annotations">
             <parameter key="0" value="Name"/>
           </list>
           <list key="data_set_meta_data_information">
             <parameter key="0" value="Division.true.integer.attribute"/>
             <parameter key="1" value="Sales.true.integer.attribute"/>
           </list>
         </operator>
         <connect from_op="Read Excel" from_port="output" to_port="result 1"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_performance" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
       </process>
     </operator>
     <operator activated="true" class="append" compatibility="5.3.013" expanded="true" height="76" name="Append" width="90" x="246" y="120"/>
     <connect from_op="Loop Parameters" from_port="result 1" to_op="Append" to_port="example set 1"/>
     <connect from_op="Append" from_port="merged set" to_port="result 1"/>
     <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
   </process>
 </operator>
</process>
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Re: How to merge several Excel worksheets using RapidMiner

Cool, thanks for sharing!