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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: [csv] Object Mapping Proposal
Date Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:57:59 GMT
Bruno, it sounds like you could have used the [flatfile] component from the
Commons sandbox. ;-)

On Nov 28, 2014 10:01 AM, "Bruno P. Kinoshita" <>

> Hi Frank,
> Is the project hosted in GitHub too?
> I think it sounds like a good and useful idea to include it in
> commons-csv. Last week I had to import some mainframe files using a Cobol
> copybook, with hundreds of fields, into Hadoop HDFS. I converted the file
> into a CSV, but some fields were multiline (or had binary content with \n,
> \r, etc).
> I had to hack the code and escape these values before using the data.
> Probably your code could have saved me some time :) I tried to use
> commons-csv and Python for pre-processing the csv after reading the Cobol,
> but with no luck.
> Thanks!Bruno
>       From: "Ulbricht, Frank" <>
>  To: "" <>
>  Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 6:13 AM
>  Subject: [csv] Object Mapping Proposal
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> div.yiv9591682121WordSection1 {}-->Hello there,    about 15 years ago I
> started to write a CSV library. Our company is using it for a long time
> now. Over the time a lot of interesting features were added. Now I have
> decided to replace it with the commons-csv. This API looks very good and it
> provides some low-level features our library is missing (e.g. multi-line
> records with escaping).    Nevertheless, we have a lot of high-level
> features for easily mapping between objects and the csv files. I
> am planning to migrate those to use the commons-csv for the I/O work. And I
> want to use this chance to redesign our APIs.    Now a thought crossed my
> mind, how about contributing this to the commons-csv? In order to get an
> idea want I am planning to do I have attached a sample project to this
> mail. It is just an idea, far from being perfect. It shall demonstrate how
> it may look like one day.    Sure, in the moment this sample uses a lot of
> pretty cool Java 8 stuff, but there are ways to make it available to
> earlier Java versions too.    Please have a look at the class
> “CSVObjectParserTest” it and tell me what you think.    Thank you, Frank.
>   P.S. Looks like my previous mail was ignored because the subscription
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