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D - Help: Records from comma seperated values

reply "Andrew Edwards" <edwardsac spamfreeusa.com> writes:
Gentlemen,

I'm hoping I can move into a higher level of programming: creating programs
that solve practical problems. I'm hoping you may be able to help me to
advance to this next level.

I have a maintenance management system that spits out information in csv
(comma separated value) format (with or without table headers), which is
largely unusable to me and my comrades. I'd like to import and rearrange
that information into a format that makes sense to maintenance managers. My
first thought was to use a struct to read in individual records, reformat
the information, and transfer to an output file.

Will I have to read and examine each character until I encounter a comma? Is
there a way to read information and use the comma as a delimiter instead of
a whitespace?

What would be the best way to attack this problem?

I would love to provide a sample of what I'm looking at, however, that is
not possible. The best I can do is to say that everything in the file can be
treated as characters and all required calculations are independent of
information contained therein.

If I am too vague, I'm sorry, and unfortunately, will have to do without the
advice.

Thanks in advance,
Andrew
Jul 23 2003
parent "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
import stream;
import string;

void main() {
    File fin = new File("test.txt",FileMode.In);

    while (!fin.eof() ) {
        char [] [] elements = split(fin.readLine(),",");
        // re-arrange
    }
}

// elements.length contains the number of elements, a simple for loop can
reverse
// the order etc


// Charles


"Andrew Edwards" <edwardsac spamfreeusa.com> wrote in message
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 Gentlemen,

 I'm hoping I can move into a higher level of programming: creating

 that solve practical problems. I'm hoping you may be able to help me to
 advance to this next level.

 I have a maintenance management system that spits out information in csv
 (comma separated value) format (with or without table headers), which is
 largely unusable to me and my comrades. I'd like to import and rearrange
 that information into a format that makes sense to maintenance managers.

 first thought was to use a struct to read in individual records, reformat
 the information, and transfer to an output file.

 Will I have to read and examine each character until I encounter a comma?

 there a way to read information and use the comma as a delimiter instead

 a whitespace?

 What would be the best way to attack this problem?

 I would love to provide a sample of what I'm looking at, however, that is
 not possible. The best I can do is to say that everything in the file can

 treated as characters and all required calculations are independent of
 information contained therein.

 If I am too vague, I'm sorry, and unfortunately, will have to do without

 advice.

 Thanks in advance,
 Andrew

Jul 23 2003