O$: couple questions

Andy Hilton andyh at totallybrilliant.com
Sat Apr 11 12:21:02 EDT 2009


Ok good to know about the fault....
I have not done nearly as much weird importing in Studio as I used to do in
O7, but somehow the need has seemed less for me in Studio (which is a good
thing !)

The issue about the line returns is I think simply that there are 2 - which
is more than a single choice ! Studio may well be better at deciphering
either or, where I recall O7 would get all in a knot over the two...


On 4/11/09 12:14 PM, "Alan Schmidt" <alan at goconnected.com> wrote:

> on 4/11/09 9:04 AM, Andy Hilton at andyh at totallybrilliant.com wrote:
>> Alan
>> In my opinion it's not a bug if you are set to use quote marks as your text
>> delimiter and then have a quote mark inside your data, however unpalatable
>> that may appear ! Change your text delimiter in whatever is creating the
>> file to be imported....:)
> I agree with you. I'm referring to tab delimited file with a double quote
> inside. That should be acceptable and did work prior to Studio 4.3. This is
> fault #ST/IE/104. Support says it will be fixed in v5.
>> I have used for many years Kellys most excellent ParseFile external for
>> doing text manipulations that involve oddball data importing....it has been
>> a lifesaver on innumerable occasions.....
>> You are right that the line return is the delimiter used for determining the
>> 'field' being imported so it itself is not imported no....just beware of the
>> fact that it is easy to receive text files where a line return gets ignored
>> if it is of the wrong type and then you end up with an unholy mess of text
>> to deal with where the columns all go wrong and you want to give up and go
>> home....!! The joys of importing....
> Hmmm... in a text file what else could be used other than chr(012) or 015?
> Thanks for the info Andy.
> -Alan

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