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MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby gkata99 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:32 am

The file we're receiving from the vendor comes in a binary format. We run a filter (Input: Fixed Legnth 463; Output: DOS(PC)). When the file is displayed after filtering, it shows at the bottom status as a "Mac, ANSI". We then Ctrl-A and Paste into a new file which then displays as "PC, ANSI" which is what we wanted in the first place. Is there a filter option that would skip this Ctrl-A/Paste step and create the output file in "PC, ANSI" format in the first step, right after filtering?

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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby DataMystic Support » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:26 am

What do you mean - 'the bottom status as a "Mac, ANSI"' - where is this?

Perhaps your original file contains Mac line feeds, if so, just add a second EOL Filter to convert from Auto->DOS.
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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby gkata99 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:57 am

Thanks Simon,
Your suggestion worked again. It was just a matter of placing the various filters in the right order.

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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby DataMystic Support » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:40 am

Yes - order is critical.
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Re: MAC vs PC file format

Postby gkata99 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:55 am

Simon,
How do you rename the output file to something different then the input name? I can't seem to find a filter or filter option that can do this.
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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby DataMystic Support » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:43 am

Try the Output Filter
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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby gkata99 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:36 am

In the File Output filter which the 7th and last filter, I could not find an option where I could change the file name. I could change the extension and do some other things, but I couldn't change the actual file name. What menu option do I choose?

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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:32 am

In the Output filter, choose 'Single File Output'. This only make sense if you are processing a single file, or merging all input files together.
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Re: MAC vs PC fiel format

Postby gkata99 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:21 am

Thanks Simon,
It worked again!


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