Missing split option?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed May 18 11:39:52 EDT 2016


Splitting by column or row uses the rowdelimiter and columndelimiter 
properties, which are cr and tab by default, but you can change them. In 
your example you wouldn't need to.

But splitting by column won't give what you want, I don't think. If I 
remember right it will give a numbered array with each element being the 
contents of a column.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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On May 18, 2016 9:38:50 AM Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

> This morning it seemed natural enough to me to take this data:
>
> ID    Name      Email
> 101   Richard   rg at somedomain.com
>
> ...and turn that into an array where the first line determines the key
> names and the second line consists of the values using this:
>
>    split tData by column with cr and tab
>
> I found that when splitting by column the "with" clause throws an error.
>
> Such cases are for data so small that I don't mind writing a loop to
> create the array.  But it seems common enough that I would imagine
> others have tried this and met with similar disappointment that it's not
> already built in.
>
> Or is it?  Is there some other syntax I might try to do that?
>
> --
>   Richard Gaskin
>   Fourth World Systems
>   Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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