Best data import approach

Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel skip at magicgate.com
Sat Mar 30 17:51:47 EDT 2013


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




On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Alex Tweedly <alex at tweedly.net> wrote:

> 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<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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