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Posted on 2002-07-24
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...cardfile.exe in old win 3.x days?

Well, i would like to know is how i could read the files generated by that app and extracts the contents of every card.

Thanks in advance.
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by:rspahitz
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I recall the app, but only looked at the format once or twice...years ago.  Is any part of it legible in a text viewer?  I seem to recall a fixed field format, which means you could drop it into excel and use the parser to get what you want.
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by:vinnyd79
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I wasn't familiar with the program,but I just tried it out and the files look readable. Cardfile.exe also exists in Win98. Its in the cab files and can be extracted using sfc by selecting 'cardfile.exe' to restore.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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vinnyd79, the site looks promise but unfortunatelly, code isn't available.

rspahitz, that was one of my first thought. If it is not fixed length, at least, could be kinda record when we use it to read/write files. maybe, they has a record structure but i don't know which is.
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You can download the DLL here

http://www.csdn.net/Dev/Visual%20C++/source%20code/Misc/cardfile.shtml.htm

The example is in C,but maybe you can figure out how to call the DLL from VB.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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rspahitz, please tell me more about parser...
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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vinnyd79, this other link has o good download link. I will check it.
Thanks to both.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Cool! Thanks.
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by:rspahitz
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>tell me more about parser

The Excel app lets you import files in different formats.  If you try to open a format that it recognizes as text, it starts the Text Import Wizard.  From there, you get the choice of using a "Delimited" or "Fixed width" parser.  The delimited will search for a specified separator (usually commas or tabs) and use that to split the fields into columns.  The fixed-width parser asks you to specify column locations where Excel should split the file.
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