Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

VB.net Detect delimeter in any text file

Posted on 2016-07-22
2
Medium Priority
?
71 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-24
Hi
I am trying to find a way to write VB.net code that can convert any text file into a DataTable
I found the following example that uses a comma delimeter. Is  there a way to detect the delimiter?


Dim dt As New DataTable()
dt.Columns.Add("Row No", GetType(Int32))
dt.Columns.Add("Col No", GetType(Int32))
dt.Columns.Add("Width", GetType(Int32))
dt.Columns.Add("Height", GetType(Int32))
dt.Columns.Add("ImageUrl", GetType([String]))
dt.Columns.Add("Description", GetType([String]))
Using sr As New StreamReader("D:\Temp\fileread\readtext.txt")
      While (InlineAssignHelper(line, sr.ReadLine())) IsNot Nothing
            Dim parts As String() = line.Split(","C)
            Dim dr = dt.NewRow()
            'use newrow to create new row
            For i As Integer = 0 To parts.Length - 1
                  dr(i) = parts(i)
            Next
                  'add row to datatable now
            dt.Rows.Add(dr)
      End While
      sr.Close()
End Using
0
Comment
Question by:Murray Brown
[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 Comments
 
LVL 143

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 41724998
instead of passing "," , you could pass sn char array of the couple of potential delimiters
with then the issue that none of those characters may appear in the data itself

otherwise you could write a detector function to check on a couple of lines how many times each of the potential delimiters appears...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Murray Brown
ID: 41726236
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Well, all of us have seen the multiple EXCEL.EXE's in task manager that won't die even if you call the .close, .dispose methods. Try this method to kill any excels in memory. You can copy the kill function to create a check function and replace the …
I think the Typed DataTable and Typed DataSet are very good options when working with data, but I don't like auto-generated code. First, I create an Abstract Class for my DataTables Common Code.  This class Inherits from DataTable. Also, it can …
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

636 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