[Tutor] Paradox table

montana sarmxiii at knology.net
Thu Sep 12 18:43:24 CEST 2002


Is there a good example on how to use a CSV parser in Python?
So you have this comma seperated file, does the CSV parser break data 
up into groups based upon where they are positioned in the file or does 
it just generate a list of data or both?

Is there any good sites out there that deal with CSV parsing and python 
that have some good examples or can someone on this list give some?

Thanks.

SA

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..."
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On Thursday, September 12, 2002, at 09:35 AM, Derrick 'dman' Hudson 
wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 03:14:30PM +0200, A wrote:
> | Hi,
> |  Is there a module for reading Paradox database (.DB) files with 
> Python?
> | I need to run the script under Linux, so I can not use ODBC.
> | Any suggestion would be appreciated
>
> One way to access the data is to export it from paradox in CSV format.
> CSV is an open standard and several (python) parsers exist for it.
> However, using this method won't allow you to easily access the data
> from both paradox and from your script, instead you would need to
> re-export it every time you modified it in paradox and you would not
> be able to modify it using your script.  If you can, it would probably
> be easiest to migrate to a different db such as postgresql.  Postgres
> databases are much more accessible than paradox is (at least with the
> paradox version I've seen, 3.5).
>
> -D
>
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