[Tutor] Writing a txt from dbf
steve at pearwood.info
Tue Sep 28 23:56:26 CEST 2010
On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:33:51 am Susana Iraiis Delgado Rodriguez wrote:
> Hello dear pythonists:
> I'm developing an application in python, I'm new using this
> programming language I used to work with Java, but in my job my
> superiors suggested me to develop in this language.
> I'm trying to read a dbf file, I already done it but my code shows me
> all the lines without spaces, I want it toshow line per line and then
> write the lines into a plain txt file.
I am not sure what you mean. My guess is that you want something like:
in the file, but instead you get:
Am I right?
> My code is:
> from dbf import *
> from string import strip
There is no need for this any more, as the functions in the string
module are now also available as string methods. So instead of:
you can write:
> import sys
> def demo1():
> a = open ("archivo.txt","w")
> dbf = Dbf('tapalpa_05_plani_point.dbf',new=False)
As a matter of style, it is normal to use 4 spaces for indents, not 1.
You are welcome to use whatever you like in your own code, but many
people find 1 space indents hard to see and so when writing for others
(such as when asking a question here) you should use at least 2 spaces.
> for k in dbf:
> print '%s'%(strip(k))
The print command automatically adds a newline after the string, so each
printed string should be on its own line. But later, when you write the
string to the file, you must add the newline yourself.
There's no need to clear l with the line l=() first. Just write:
l = k.strip()
a.write(l + '\n')
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