Simple data extraction program from TXT to CSV?
January 14, 2012 9:27 AM Subscribe
I have several hundred machine-generated, human-readable TXT files; one text file per serialized device tested. Each file has test values in predictable places, although in a very irregularly-shaped "table" if you could even call it that. I want a simple Windows program where I say: "Okay, program, here's the row and columns where field #1 starts and ends, ... here's the row and columns where field #n starts and ends ... Give me a CSV file with those values I need and nothing more."
posted by ZenMasterThis to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is there such a program, freeware or otherwise? Seems like there should be, but my Google-foo fails me. Excel and Calc, as near as I can tell, aren't what I need. Prefer something with a GUI. Prefer not to have to "program," apart from having to enter start/end locations for the values I want. Thanks hive-mind!