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Hi Experts,
I have an array, in my VB6 app, that I fill with records from a jBase database.  The array holds close to 100,000 records.  What is the easiest way to place the records in the array to a .CSV file?  


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mrotor
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by:Jesus Rodriguez
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Put the JBase records in a datatable and later export the datatable to the CSV like this

 Public ExportToCSV(dt as Datatable)
    Dim StrFilePath as string="c:\csvData.csv"
   Dim sw as StreamWriter=new StreamWriter(strFilePath,false)
   For Each rw as Datarow in dt.Rows
     sw.Write(rw("FieldName").ToString)
     sw.Write(sw.NewLine)
   Next
 End Sub

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by:mainrotor
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How does one use StreamWriter in VB6?  I keep getting an error.  Do I need to reference something before using it?

Thanks in advance,
mrotor
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by:Jesus Rodriguez
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Import System.IO (Reference this class)
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by:aikimark
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I assume that you have a 2D array.

Iterate the rows and write each row to a file.
With each row iteration, iterate the columns to a string variable.

Note: You can either use string concatenation or copy the column data to a 1D array (vector) data structure and then use the JOIN() function to create the delimited string for your output operation.
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by:DiscGolfDad
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This is just "air code" so I'm not certain of the UBound and LBound parameters, but I'm fairly sure the syntax is correct.

Dim intRow As Integer
Dim intCol As Integer
Dim intFileCh As Integer

intFileCh = Freefile

Open "Textfile.csv" For Output As intFileCh

For intRow = LBound(RecArray(1)) To UBound(RecArray(1))
  For intCol = LBound(RecArray(2)) To UBOUND(RecArray(2))
    If intCol > LBound(RecArray(2)) Then
      Print #intFileCh, ",";
    End If
    Print #intFileCh, Chr(34); RecArray(intRow, intCol); Chr(34);
  Next IntCol
  Print #intFileCh,""
Next intRow

Close intFileCh

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If you fill an array from jBase, why not walk the resultset instead of filling an array first.

Suppose your recordset is called oRset and it contains rows with 2 fields "ID" and "NAME", then an answer could be something in the line of:

Public Sub exportMe(ByVal oRset As Variant, ByVal fileName As String)
  Dim ff As Variant
 
  ff = FreeFile
  Open fileName For Output As ff
  With oRset
    Do While Not .EOF And Not .BOF
      Write #ff, IIf(VarType(.fields("ID")) = 8, Chr(34) & .fields("ID") & Chr(34), .fields("ID")), Chr(34) & .fields("NAME") & Chr(34)
      .MoveNext
    Loop
  End With
  Close #ff
End Sub

This worked for me in a project where I had to query an oracle database and export the resulting recordset. Hope it works for you as well. Depending on the flavour of VB you're using you might give the parameter oRset another datatype (probably Object or RecordSet). In my situation Variant was sufficient.

Since I currently have no environment available to test it I sadly didn't. But since I used it in antorher project you should be fine with this code.
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