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Parse a Text file and store it in a table
Posted by: Mano Publico
Date: March 12, 2016 09:54AM

Hi everyone,

Here is my question:

I have a Text file from which I'd like to retrieve some data then insert them into a table.

1) There's no delimiter structuring data in this file.
2) Each line start with a specific code that help to target the right line to be processed (not all lines are candidate)
3) Each data to be extracted are located at a known position

I'm new to Stored routines usage and was wondering about the best way to achieve this operation.

I already know I'll have to implement some looping, condition, search text function, table update statement, but dont really know where to start and how to structure my stored procedures / functions.

Actually, the result will be an input for a BPM application.
This application is expecting to receive this text file in an FTP folder.
Then the application is able to move the file and insert it in a one-column-table.

So the stored routine I'd like to develop would parse this one-column-table and do the treatment I've described previously.

Could you please provide some advices

Regards
Mano Publico

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