Can I change the headings in a .csv file?

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Post by GA_Forum » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:22 am
Is it possible to change a header record or write a header record to a csv file?

I have a csv file that has a header record. I'd like to keep the header record, but I need to change a few of the headings. For example, the header consists of "FileId", "NumSequence","Description1","Description2", and I'd like to change the header to be "File Id","Seq No.","Desc1","Desc2".


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Post by Support_Rick » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:08 pm
If you are creating the CSV file from your data, you could select this header information from an SQL Select statement and write out the header row to a Temp file, then append your matching CSV data to that file.

You could also just "print" the header row into the file, then append your matching CSV data to that file as well.

In pseudo terms ...

Select "File Id","Seq No.","Desc1","Desc2" from SomeTable --> Header (RowSet Variable)
Select FileID, SeqNo, Desc1, Desc2 from SomeTable --> Detail (RowSet Variable)

WriteCSV using ${Header} --> MyCSVFile.csv (append = false)
WriteCSV using ${Detail} --> MyCSVFile.csv (append = true)

Not knowing how you're generating the data to create the CSV file, these are a few options to doing just that.
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Post by GA_Forum » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:53 pm
Thank you for the reply Rick! The csv file I am working with is coming from an external system that I am retrieving via sftp. Once I have the file, then I need to change the headings. Do I need to create a csv file from scratch that would contain only the headings I need before I bring in the csv file from outside? If so, how do I create such a csv file from within the project? I've included what code I have at this point. Any further suggestions? Thank you!
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<project name="test_changing_header" mainModule="Main" version="2.0" logLevel="debug">

	<module name="Main">

		<createWorkspace label="Create Workspace" version="1.0" logLevel="debug" />

		<sftp label="sftp - sftp connection to test server" resourceId="test1-sftp" outputSessionId="test1ID" version="1.0" logLevel="debug">
			<get label="get - get Test file from server" destinationDir="${system.job.workspace}" suffix="-${CurrentTimestamp(&apos;yyyyMMddhhmmss&apos;)}" destinationFilesVariable="LocFiles" numFilesDownloadedVariable="FileDwnldCount" processedSourceFilesVariable="RemoteFiles">
				<fileset dir="/tst/test/incoming">
						<include pattern="^TST - TestFile [0-9]{8} [0-9]{6} [0-9]{1}.csv\Z" caseSensitive="false" />

		<readCSV inputFilesVariable="${LocFiles}" outputRowSetVariable="data" skipFirstRow="true" version="1.0" disabled="false">
				<column index="1" name="File Id" size="4" />
				<column index="2" name="Seq Number" size="2" />
				<column index="3" name="Description1" size="25" />
				<column index="4" name="Description2" size="13" />

		<writeCSV inputRowSetVariable="${data}" outputFile="${system.job.workspace}\temp_TestFile_${CurrentTimestamp(&apos;yyyyMMddhhmmss&apos;)}.csv" includeHeadings="false" outputFileVariable="outFile" version="1.0" disabled="false" />


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