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From Catalin Grigoroscuta <>
Subject Re: CSV parsing/writing?
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 06:49:32 GMT

The features you describe here are very nice indeed, but I think that 
most people would prefer a simple but fully functional CSV reader and 
writer that would be finished like yesterday, and a future version with 

I would definitely vote for a quick functional implementation (to be 
ready in at most one week), and then let the users decide what features 
they mostly need.


Chetan Sahasrabudhe wrote:

>I guess CSV commons is a very good suggestion.
>This kind of thing is very much required in data staging and processing.
>If java needs to work with commercial products to process huge amount of data
>then I would suggest to start the initiative on developing something for CSV processing.
>On initial thought I can think of following feature list.
>CSV Read
>1. configurable column selection.
>2. Hibernate / struts property driven CSV read configuration. (Here I am talking about
referencing third party xml elements as target references.)
>3. xsl driven CSV conversions (CSV to XML, CSV to HTML, CSV to EDI, CSV to *new format*)
>4. CSVFilter as that for FileFilter
>   column range, column width range, row range

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