csv read _csv.Error: line contains NULL byte

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Mar 21 16:15:02 CET 2014


On 21/03/2014 14:46, chip9munk at gmail.com wrote:
> On Friday, March 21, 2014 2:39:37 PM UTC+1, Tim Golden wrote:
>
>> Without disturbing your existing code too much, you could wrap the
>>
>> input_reader in a generator which skips malformed lines. That would look
>>
>> something like this:
>>
>>
>>
>> def unfussy_reader(reader):
>>
>>      while True:
>>
>>          try:
>>
>>              yield next(reader)
>>
>>          except csv.Error:
>>
>>              # log the problem or whatever
>>
>>              continue
>
>
> I am sorry I do not understand how to get to each row in this way.
>
> Please could you explain also this:
> If I define this function,
> how do I change my for loop to get each row?
>
> Thanks!
>

I'm pleased to see that you have answers.  In return would you either 
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seeing double line spacing and single line paragraphs, thanks.

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Mark Lawrence

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