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Author Topic: Parsing email into a delimited file to import into a database  (Read 2005 times)

patteo

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I subscribe to a daily wisdom type of email which I receive each day. But I find that I may not read it all the time.

One of the things I like to do is to parse the information into a delimited file which I can then import into a database.

I can then search the database by criteria for what I want later.

The email follows a specific format so that can make it easier to parse the information.

Does anyone know of a utility available that can intelligently extract the information easily ?

This of course assumes that I can configure it to follow some rules so it will know what to do to convert it into a delimited file format.

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Re: Parsing email into a delimited file to import into a database
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 10:58:29 AM »
The only program I know of that might do this is Mailbag Assistant.  I've tried this program halfheartedly a couple of times, but I had no real use for it.  But it sounds like it's exactly what you need.

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Re: Parsing email into a delimited file to import into a database
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007, 07:32:11 AM »
try perl ;-)