How to deserialize from text file to Datatable RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the file text with format like thies:

    {"AVRData":"$PTNL,AVR,034918.50,+89.5427,Yaw,+3.1977,Tilt,,,4.605,3,1.6,26*0C","GGAData":"$GNGGA,034918.50,0345.41179076,S,10345.90528547,E,4,12,0.9,45.336,M,10.534,M,0.5,0001*76","HDTData":"$GNHDT,89.543,T*18","ZDAData":"$GNZDA,034918.53,15,10,2019,00,00*76","east":"362855.9806182861","gpsTime":"1571111555237","height":"48.1584101314","id":"1814","north":"9584651.5334628057}{"AVRData":"$PTNL,AVR,034919.50,+89.5429,Yaw,+3.1527,Tilt,,,4.610,3,1.5,27*0C","GGAData":"$GNGGA,034919.50,0345.41179806,S,10345.90528697,E,4,13,0.8,45.346,M,10.534,M,0.5,0001*71","HDTData":"$GNHDT,89.543,T*18","ZDAData":"$GNZDA,034919.53,15,10,2019,00,00*77","east":"362856.5912247258","gpsTime":"1571111556244","height":"48.5828441475","id":"1814","north":"9584651.5619625691"} ....



    I want to deserialize the data to be table/csv format, with the heading

    AVRData GGAData HDTData ZDAData east gpsTime height id north

    i have tried to use json serializer, but it's not json format completely, so how to achieve that with c# ?

    Thank you so much for the help

    Friday, October 25, 2019 7:18 AM

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  • The first question is where does the data comes from? Then if the source is available e.g. some company ask them for advice to complete this task. 

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    Friday, October 25, 2019 10:09 AM
  • Yes deserialize the JSON. Start with that. But yes, some of the data appears to be comma-delimited. So you can use the String.Split Method to split that data using the comma as the delimiter.

    Sam Hobbs

    Friday, October 25, 2019 4:29 PM
  • Hi Ikhsan,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, you want to deserialize from text file to Datatable.

    I split it with string.split and serialize it into an object then store it in an excel file.

    Here is my code:

            static void Main(string[] args)
                string dataPath = @"d:\test\Data.txt";
                string filePath = @"d:\test\test.xlsx";
                using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(dataPath))
                    String data = reader.ReadToEnd();
                    String[] datas = data.Split(new char[] { '}' }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);
                    if (!File.Exists(filePath))
                    foreach (var item in datas)
                        Rootobject rootobject = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Rootobject>(item + "}");
                        AppendToXlsx(rootobject, filePath);
                    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue...");
            static void CreateXlsxFile(String filePath)
                Application xlsx = new Application();
                Workbook wb = xlsx.Workbooks.Add(XlSheetType.xlWorksheet);
                Worksheet xlWorkSheet = (Worksheet)xlsx.ActiveSheet;
                xlsx.Visible = true;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 1] = "AVRData";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 2] = "GGAData";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 3] = "HDTData";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 4] = "ZDAData";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 5] = "east";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 6] = "gpsTime";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 7] = "height";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 8] = "id";
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 9] = "north";
            static void AppendToXlsx(Rootobject rootobject, String filePath)
                Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application xlApp;
                Workbook xlWorkBook;
                Worksheet xlWorkSheet;
                object missingVal = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
                xlApp = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application();
                xlWorkBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(
                Filename: filePath,
                   ReadOnly: false,
                   Origin: XlPlatform.xlWindows,
                   Editable: true,
                Notify: false,
                   AddToMru: true,
                   Local: true,
                 CorruptLoad: missingVal
                xlWorkSheet = (Worksheet)xlWorkBook.Worksheets.get_Item(1);
                Range range = xlWorkSheet.UsedRange;
                int usedRowCount = range.Rows.Count;
                int curColumnIdx = 1;
                int curRrowIdx = usedRowCount;
                curRrowIdx = curRrowIdx + 1;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, curColumnIdx] = rootobject.AVRData;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.GGAData;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.HDTData;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.ZDAData;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.east;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.gpsTime;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.height;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] =;
                xlWorkSheet.Cells[curRrowIdx, ++curColumnIdx] = rootobject.north;
                xlWorkBook.Close(SaveChanges: true);

    Hope my solution could be helpful.

    Best regards,


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