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Super User Tom
Super User

This method would work only if the embedded linefeeds are enclosed in quotes. Also if your delimiter is | then you would want it to put and extra '|' to replace the embedded linefeed. You could have it put a space or just nothing to remove the linefeed.


If you data has extra linefeed, but they are not quoted then a method that counts the number of | would be better.  But for that you would need to know the number of | that you expect in each line.

Fluorite | Level 6

Hi Tom,


I have the following headers :


Survey Name|Contact Name|Follow-up History|Last Follow-up Date|Last Follow-Up Comment


Altogether 4 pipes in between.


How to read the file with pipe delimited having carriage control..



Quartz | Level 8

Tom, I ran this code and on 90% of the files I have run into it works, however on a few files the process only seems to remove carriage returns and line feeds for the first X rows (say 1000) and then after that the process simply stops removing all values.

Is there an inherent limitation to what type of files this process will work on?  The rows in which the data stops are only 10,000 characters of values, so I do not believe it is bumping up against the lrecl limit.



Super User Tom
Super User

That code was written using LRECL=10000. If your actually file has lines as long as 10,000 characters then it will probably truncate the data.  If you have lines longer than 32K then you will need to use a method that reads the file byte by byte instead.


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