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#1
[Originally posted by piersb]

Hello,

Great book.

I was wondering if anybody knows of applications / database tools that
implement the kind of functionality shown in the book. I have only seen and
used Monarch (Datawatch corporation), which is primarily designed to turn
system report files into spreadsheets / database-loadable data.

Most other products I have seen assume that the data is already in a suitable
columnar or XML format and/or connectable via mechanisms such as ODBC.

If anyone has any ideas / information on this subject, please let me know.

Piers Burgoyne
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#2
Re: Applications that do this
[Originally posted by dave]

Glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for letting me know.

I used Monarch many years ago to convert report files from a mainframe into
CSV files, it was a pretty cool product then and I guess it's got better since
then.

These days, I think I'd be tempted to use Parse::RecDescent to write my own
program that did the job. That's pretty much what the CD example in chapter 11
of the book does.

Dave...
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#3
Re: Applications that do this
[Originally posted by jhdonner]


Several years ago I've used acl (www.acl.com), from your description of
Monarch it seems to do the same.

Hans Donner
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#4
Re: Applications that do this
[Originally posted by daniel]

I have heard many good things about DataJunction (www.datajunction.com).
Their logo is ANY Source/ANY Target/ANY Transformation.
Daniel McBryde