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Removing text from a File

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I have a text file that contains two sets of information. Within the file there is a header and trailer records for each set of data. The length of each section could be variable. I need to be able to split each section into their own files, thus creating two files from one. Each complete with their own header and trailer. I also need to maintain the existing format.

What I was thinking of doing is making a copy of the file and then removing the unwanted text from each of the two file. The other option is to read the contents of the file and write the first or last section to another file. In either case, I need to be able to identify where the two sections start and stop.

Has anyone done something like this already and can get me going in the right direction? I appreciate any help you may have.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

smsboodoo,

Can you please give us an idea of what the "header and trailer records" look like? It is a bit difficult to offer advice without a sample of the thing to look at! :)

M23

Edit: Speeling!

Edited by Melba23

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a text file that contains two sets of information. Within the file there is a header and trailer records for each set of data. The length of each section could be variable. I need to be able to split each section into their own files, thus creating two files from one. Each complete with their own header and trailer. I also need to maintain the existing format.

What I was thinking of doing is making a copy of the file and then removing the unwanted text from each of the two file. The other option is to read the contents of the file and write the first or last section to another file. In either case, I need to be able to identify where the two sections start and stop.

Has anyone done something like this already and can get me going in the right direction? I appreciate any help you may have.

All you need is a nested loop. The outer loop reads the file one line at time and when a new header is found creates a new output file and starts the inner loop. The inner loop outputs to the new file until the trailer is seen, then it closes the output file and exits back to the outer loop.

:)

Edited by PsaltyDS

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I have a text file that contains two sets of information. Within the file there is a header and trailer records for each set of data. The length of each section could be variable. I need to be able to split each section into their own files, thus creating two files from one. Each complete with their own header and trailer. I also need to maintain the existing format.

What I was thinking of doing is making a copy of the file and then removing the unwanted text from each of the two file. The other option is to read the contents of the file and write the first or last section to another file. In either case, I need to be able to identify where the two sections start and stop.

Has anyone done something like this already and can get me going in the right direction? I appreciate any help you may have.

Attached Sample File.

Edited by smsboodoo

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Attached Sample File.

No, you didn't. :)

But it isn't required anyway. Are you just looking for someone to write it for you? Go to the Rent-A-Coder link in my sig. We don't do that here.

If you want to learn how to do it yourself, start coding and just post the code you need help with.

You can do it!

:)


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