troubleshooting Question

Reading a logfile

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I have  a client with an application that in one week can create over a million lines in a tab delimited text file where the respective tab delimitations on a single record could exceed 455 columns.  

I need to create a solution where I can select the text logfile and search for a term and write it to report.  

Some of the text files exceed 100mg.  To read them even into excel I have had to use a tool to slice up the text files.

The logfile, for legal reasons, cannot leave the network it  is in.  The creator of the application knows that they have a problem and they have not created a solution.  

I am open to any solutions someone might have to offer.  Right now I do not have access to a server running a scripting language in the network that I could use to write a web based app.  I have asked the IT person to see if they can get that for me...I'm not holding my breath.

Thank you!
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