UI For Formating A file RRS feed

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    I need to design a UI which can be used to define format of a text file. The file can be a tab delimited, CSV, fixed length.I should display the file content for the user and the user should be allowed to define the width of each colum and map the same to db column. Somthing similar to component in SSIS. How to achieve this. Is there any existing tool

    • Edited by MRAMAKRISHNANM Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:45 PM Correction in text
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:43 PM

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  • I would think that many commercial falt file parsers and formatters would have this capacity.  I found one that I *think* would have this feature:

    There's so many products you should be able to find one with a custom GUI.  Otherwise you'll need to hook a grid up to a custom class.  I don't think this is what you're looking for though.

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:19 PM
  • Dig-Boy's right.  This type of software can be a very time consuming investment, and there will be many frustrating scenarios you have to deal with while trying to get it deployed.  

    You're better off using an existing product that offers what you need or provides extensibility features.

    Applications that resemble SSIS are even more complicated.

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    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5:11 PM
  • Thanks Dig-Boy's and KarGie,

    I will evaluate the suggested tool and will get back to you.

    • Edited by MRAMAKRISHNANM Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:35 AM Spell check
    Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:34 AM