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Rails 4 : Load Seed from TSV

Some days ago, I was requested to enable to load seed data from excel, by my client, in rails 4 project. I told that data to be edited should be managed in database, not excel. But he really requested excel, then I and he decided load data from tsv. Excel is functional, so TSV is appropriate.

Select data area and copy and paste with mouse, Excel data can be pasted as TSV data to text editor, and vise versa.


  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Rails 4.1.8
  • Ruby 2.2.2


  1. Create feature to load TSV data as a task, and enable to execute with rake.
  2. On executing rake db:seed, execute the task to load TSV.
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