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TOPIC: Entries with no dates

Entries with no dates 3 years 4 days ago #2300

  • Richard Jupp
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I have a csv file with a series of entries that are preceeded by a time date stamp on separate lines.

So something like this:

Time; Date; Data 1; Data2;
13/11/2013 10:26:35
2520,0 9354,7
9354,7 2520,0

When importing the data I wold like it to appear like this:

Time; Date; Data 1; Data2;
13/11/2013 10:26:35
13/11/2013 10:26:35 2520,0 9354,7
13/11/2013 10:26:35 9354,7 2520,0

Is this achievable with this software?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Entries with no dates 3 years 2 days ago #2301

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Hi Richard,

It’s possible but a bit tricky. For this you have to use the .NET Script Heater, the little script below and last but not least the Filter Heater, too filter out the Date/Time CSV rows.

public object DoWork()
  int count = InValues.Length;
  if (count != 1)
    throw new Exception("one input parameter expected!");
  string sIN = (string)InValues[0].GetString();
  if (sIN != null && sIN.Length >= 8)
    // Check for date values
    if (sIN[2] == '/' && sIN[5] == '/')
      // Set DATE / TIME parameter for further processing -> GetParameter Heater
      char [] split = { ' ' };
	string [] sDT = sIN.Split(split);
      // Set parameter DATE
      Parameter["DATE"].Value = sDT[0];

      // Set parameter TIME
      if (sDT.Length >= 2)
	  Parameter["TIME"].Value = sDT[1];
        Parameter["TIME"].Value = "";

      return true; // Filter this row

  return false; // do not filter this row

Move a .NET Script Heater and a Filter Heater into the Designer. Connect the first CSV column with the input of the .NET Script Heater. The output you have to connect with the Filter Heater. Double click on the .NET Script Heater and insert the script above. That’s all :)

The script decides whether the CSV row is a DATE/TIME row. In case the CSV row contains a DATE/TIME row the script copy the DATE and TIME value into two FlowHeater Parameter with the same name and filter this CSV row out. On the WRITE side you could access to these Parameter values by using the Set/Get Parameter Heater.

You’ll find a little example in the attached file.

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File Name: csv-processing.zip
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Best wishes
Robert Stark

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