Well as I develop different projects, I create similar code files for main, menu, about etc. routines. Also there are database read/write codes which differ only in field names.
Initially when I used to do project after 1/2 months gap, I did not cared much, but now that I have to get 2/3 projects ready in less than a week, I started looking for something like mail merge facility but for plain text files.
I found "FilesFromCSV" http://www.somebytes...-1-FilesFromCSV.html
, which does it but I need more features.
I found Ath's HTML Mail Merge http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=25114.0
, but I want non-java, as I do not have java.
There were more discussion of similar requirements http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=29688.0http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=30684.0
Well I made one a raw mode exe, just to get me started on it.
I envision the following features for it,
1. CSV file can have comma, semi-colon or tab separated text.
2. No multi line text in CSV, at least for now.
3. Single or all template files from a template folder.
4. Generated text file names can be controlled from CSV data.
5. Field or global variables like current date, time etc. for replacement.
Now I need advise from DC members if this will be useful app to make for general. Maybe I missed that there already exist what I want. Please let me know about it.
Merges column data from CSV file in text files, like mail merge.
Case conversion of merged text can be done, also system date values can be written in merged text file.Features
As a programmer, many times I find myself in a situation where I need to make a program which has same basic routines of company selection, help and about modules, done in previous program. The codes are same but the name, version, description etc. of the program is different. Obviously both program cater to different requirement and have different entry, report etc. menus. But there are codes which are more or less similar between programs.
I wanted a tool which could create the similar codes from template files by merging the required values of name, version etc. from a CSV file. Since as a programmer we generally work with code files which are basically text files, and CSV file can also be termed as a text file.
Since Merge CSV and Text works on text file other than programmers, like authors, writers, reviewers etc. can use it to generate the initial writeup from the template text and csv files.Screenshotshttps://sites.google...andtext/screen-shots