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Perl to export tab delimted file to Quattro Pro

Posted by mparker1113 (mparker1113), 28 September 2006
Sounds obtuse, but it is true -- that is what we are looking to do.

Anyone have an idea where I can start with this?

(Much thanks)

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 28 September 2006

What form is you data in at the moment?   If it's in a space delimited file, then a piece of code like:

open (FH,"input.txt");
open (FHO,"");
while ($line = <FH>) {
 @flds = split(/\s+/,$line);
 print FHO (join("\t",@flds),"\n");

should do the trick.   You may want to use "\r\n" in yoiur print if Quattro Pro's version of tab delimited files for imports need a cr, lf sequence, and you may need to modify it to surround the fields by quotes - these are things you'll find out in testing.

Posted by mparker1113 (mparker1113), 28 September 2006
Thank you for the post, Graham. This is good news!

I will probably be about a week before I get back to this, but your suggestion is a good start!

-- Mike

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