Formatting question.

mike5160 mike5160 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 00:11:38 CET 2007


Hi all,

My input file looks like this : ( the data is separated by tabs )

11/26/2007	56.366	898.90	-10.086	23.11	1212.3
11/26/2007	52.25	897.6	-12.5	12.6	13333.5
11/26/2007	52.25	897.6	-12.5	12.6	133.5

The output I'm trying to get is as follows :

 ( Insert NBUSER.Grochamber Values
'11/26/2007','56.366','898.90','-10.086','23.11','1212.3', )
 ( Insert NBUSER.Grochamber Values
'11/26/2007','52.25','897.6','-12.5','12.6','13333.5', )
 ( Insert NBUSER.Grochamber Values
'11/26/2007','52.25','897.6','-12.5','12.6','133.5', )

The following is the program i have written so far :


LoL = []

for line in open('mydata.txt'):
    LoL.append(line.split("\t"))

print "read from a file: ", LoL,

outfile = open("out.dat", "w")

lilength = len(LoL)
liwidelength = len(LoL[1])


print "length of list is " , lilength, "long"
print "length of list is " , liwidelength, "long"

for x in range(lilength):
    outfile.write(" ( ")
    outfile.write('Insert NBUSER.Grochamber Values ')
    for y in range(liwidelength):
        outfile.write( "'%s'," % (LoL[x][y]))
    outfile.write(" ) \n")

outfile.close()


I have 3 questions :

1. The formatting in the first line comes out wrong all the time. I m
using windows python 2.5.1. The last part of the first line is always
on the second line.

2. How do I avoid the "," symbol after the last entry in the line?
(this are supposed to be sql-queries - importing excel based tabbed
data to sql database)

3. What do I do when the data is missing? Like missing data?

Thanks for all your help!

Mike




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