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comma delimited file [message #371065] Mon, 21 August 2000 11:10 Go to next message
John P.
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Here comes a stupid question. Can anyone explain to me what a comma delimited or tab delimited file is? I have been dealing with these, and I would really like to know what these files are.
Re: comma delimited file [message #371066 is a reply to message #371065] Mon, 21 August 2000 11:56 Go to previous message
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Both categories of files come under
OS-specific text type files. For example, in the MS-Windows environment supporting the ASCII format, these are files that contain row(s) of data that are in turn made up of column(s) of data within each row and each column is separated from one another either by a tab-space(\t) or by means of a comma(,).
This gives the programmer a definitive means to loop through all records of a file by using any of these characters to identify/separate the columns of data in the file.
I hope that answers your question.
Suresh :-)
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