Importing database: newbie issue

Pieter Claerhout Pieter.Claerhout at Creo.com
Thu Jan 22 11:52:15 CET 2004


I would read in the file line by line and then extract the parts I need,
provided the database file is a text file. A small example:

### CODE SAMPLE
f = open( 'MyDatabaseFile', 'r' )
data = f.readlines()
f.close()

for record in data:
	field1 = record[32:32+12]
	field2 = record[50:50+8]
### END

Hope this answers your question.

cheers,


pieter

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-----Original Message-----
From: Angelo Secchi [mailto:secchi at sssup.it] 
Sent: 22 January 2004 11:55
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Importing database: newbie issue


Hi,
I have a database with a fixed format structure (i.e. i know the
starting point and the length of each of the field composing the
database) and I would like to extract from it only few fields (ex the
one starting from the 32nd position with length 12...).
What is the best way to do that?

Thank
a

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