Best data import approach

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat Mar 30 16:42:20 CDT 2013


Of course. You can find it best in Richard's excellent article about the 
evils of CSV format, at

http://www.fourthworld.com/embassy/articles//csv/-/must/-/die/.html

It does deal with many of the vagaries, but won't do anything about 
records with different number of fields (I think that was what you 
mentioned earlier in the email thread), though it will (AFAIR) deal with 
embedded CRs if they are within a quoted string.

BTW - there is the opportunity for a slightly faster method which avoids 
the array step - but the difference would only be significant for VERY 
large data sets, so I've not had the incentive to finalize and test it 
thoroughly.

-- Alex.


On 30/03/2013 20:51, Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel wrote:
> Excellent... Thank you Pete...
>
> Alex, would you be so kind to share?
>
> SKIP
>



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