In this previous article articles about parsing files, I took a very simplistic approach to reading a delimited file. I used
string.Split, which doesn’t handle the use of quotes and usage of the delimiter character inside quotes.
Well, it turns out theres more to reading a delimited file than splitting at the delimiter… Continue reading “The trouble with delimited”
In a previous article, I described how to use LINQ when parsing a textfile.
Following that train of thoughts further, I found a more elegant way of splitting the lines from the file into columns. Creating extension methods on top of IEnumerable<string> seems like a good idea! Something that could be used like this for a comma-separated file:
from columns in reader.AsEnumerable().AsDelimited(delimiter)
Continue reading “More parsing textfiles with LINQ”