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reference to filename in output

Postby shwalker » Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:47 am

I'm using TextPipe Web for PCPlus v6.5.2 to extract and convert large volumes of historical files to a new format. Is there a way to reference the original path and filename in the output stream?

I have numerous directories of files which have a date and time stamp encoded in them, such as
c:\mypath\Nov02-1355CST\myfilenames01.html
and what I'm trying to do is extract specific data FROM myfilenames01.html and write out a new file containing the extracted data, however I need to somehow incorporate the date and time stamp (Nov02-1355CST) from the source path INTO the output data - although not necessarily into the output path.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks for a great product.

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Postby DataMystic Support » Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:33 pm

Thanks S,

Use the right click menus of the Add Header, Footer, Left/Right Margin filters to insert macros that will embed the current filename with or without the path.

Have you considered upgrading to the latest version?
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Thanks for the reply.....but...

Postby swalker » Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:03 am

it seems that perhaps I don't have such a filter. My 'Add' menu only shows 'Line Numbers'.

Did I lose something along the way?

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:50 am

Ah - that filter is not in TextPipe Web, only Standard and Pro.
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