Loading data from multiple files in Ruby using Hash

February 21, 2011

Lately, I have been working applications which require data from an external source to be loaded into the local database. One such application is Sydrea (in the making!), which requires the Drug information to be loaded. Drugs@FDA is freely downloadable compressed zip file which contains about 9 CSV files having Drug related data. The usual path to data loading is through a rails runner script. I was tired of writing, testing different scripts to load data. ... Read more

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