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Alternatives for Monarch (any freeware ?)

Posted on 2008-11-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am having rafts of reports coming off Oracle and various other systems. I am having to extract relevant information as a table (in excel or access) stripping out headers, footers, summary and blank lines, page nos, etc. By browising the internet, i figured out Monarch is an option. Is there a better alternative or a freeware which will do this ?
Question by:dvivek_aca
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jmoss111 earned 1500 total points
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Hi dvivek_aca,

I have found no alternatives at the price of Monarch or freeware to replace Monarch and consider it a very good option. I've been using Monarch for the exact purpose that you're considering using it for, for the past 4 and a half years.

At one point we had 158 Oracle reports of one type running daily through Monarch. A script fired off a batch file that caused Monarch to process the saved reports. Reports were saved as Access databases and then imported into another Access database and the tables consolidated via automation.




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My advice is that if you can pay for a product, go with Monarch.  You won't believe what you can do with it.  That said, I heard about some people using Rapid Miner, but its functions are limited as compared to Monarch.
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As result of your post I downloaded RapidMiner and it wouldn't be an option for me.


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