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  • Puzzling Text Export

    I have an app I developed that exports data in a table to a comma delimited text file.
    Even though both these files were generated from the same table (but different data loaded), you can see that in one file the export incorrectly adds the "+chr(10)+ to the beginning of each record.
    Why would it do that and how do I make it not put that extra part into the file. I've searched the file for oddball characters (double-quotes, etc.) and the data looks normal as far as I can tell.
    Something else that is odd is that the data is supposed to be sorted by the first field (SKU). It correctly sorts with the one batch of data but not the other.
    The correct sorting doesn't matter if it is in the export or I sort the records in an embedded browse.

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    Re: Puzzling Text Export

    That's an invisible linefeed character. Normally not possible to store this in an Alpha character field.

    You aren't exporting from a memo field are you?

    You are working with native Alpha tables, right?

    In any case you have the tools in Alpha to scrub the resulting CSV file if you can't figure out where the unwanted linefeeds are coming from.

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    • #3
      Re: Puzzling Text Export

      I just took a look at the source file using Edit Plus. It shows a single line-feed as you'd expect to start a new record on the next line but no extra line-feeds
      Take a look at the file before I import it into my app. I've also attached the screen shot of edit-plus showing only the line-feed you'd expect.
      HHUPC.TXT
      edit-plus.jpg
      Last edited by John Cunradi; 11-18-2015, 05:10 PM. Reason: picture didn't load correctly

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      • #4
        Re: Puzzling Text Export

        Importing?

        I thought you were exporting.

        Questions in my previous post have not yet been addressed.

        -- tom

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        • #5
          Re: Puzzling Text Export

          My app first imports a text file so it can be used in A5. The HHUPC.TXT file imported and is the original source of raw data.
          That imported data looks good by viewing it in browse mode using A5.
          In a separate operation, it exports via A5 the data to be saved for archiving. That's when the +chr(10)+ appears. The exported data comes from an A5 table at this point.
          I can scrub the extra characters from that file but the sort is the killer. A separate application that uses that data must have it sorted or it won't function properly...it's needs the sort to do binary searches.

          I found a work around to get things going for my customer. I used notepad to remove those extra characters and then restored the data and then the sort and future exports worked.
          I just hope he doesn't run across this stuff on a regular basis.

          Thanks Tom.

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            Re: Puzzling Text Export

            tom, actually you can store a return/linefeed in a character field - with xbasic
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            • #7
              Re: Puzzling Text Export

              Interesting. Thanks, Martin. Did not know that. I am surprised. Did not think the Foxpro format permitted it.

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