?
Solved

How do I format CSV output in CA Unicenter?

Posted on 2009-05-08
3
Medium Priority
?
281 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
A friend is asking me how to change the format of a CSV output file coming from CA Unicenter.  Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks,
David
0
Comment
Question by:David DuPre
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:moorhouselondon
ID: 24342679
By its' very nature CSV output is unformatted apart from that which characterizes CSV output i.e., commas and (sometimes) inverted commas.  There are three ways to change this:-

(1) Get Unicenter to output it in a different format.

(2) Use a program such as Excel or OpenOffice Calc to reformat it, possibly using startup macros to hide the formatting procedure from the end user.  

(3) I frequently write bespoke "front-end" programs which do precisely this using a compiled program language (I use Delphi) - which method is less susceptible to being broken by ad hoc amendments, and enabling far more rigorous validity checks to be made on the data parsed from the CSV.
0
 

Author Comment

by:David DuPre
ID: 24343736
Option one that you listed is exactly what I am asking.
" (1) Get Unicenter to output it in a different format."
     How is this done?

Also, to clarify the question more, is there a way to change what Unicenter reports in the CSV file?

Maybe change the format was the wrong question, what I should have said was "Adjust what is reported in the CSV output?"

Thanks,

Davids
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
moorhouselondon earned 375 total points
ID: 24343831
Is this the sort of thing you are after:-

http://investor.ca.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=316268
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . If you have responsibility for software in production, I bet you’d like to know more about it. I don’t mean that you’d like an extra peek into the bowels of the sourc…
This video demonstrates how to use each tool, their shortcuts, where and when to use them, and how to use the keyboard to improve workflow.
An overview on how to enroll an hourly employee into the employee database and how to give them access into the clock in terminal.
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question