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Parsing a delimited text file

Kamal Ahmed
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Are there any good resources on the web where i can learn how to parse a delimited text file, and save the data in a map data structure.


I would appreciate any help,

Svend Rost
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Your question isn't very specific.. which makes it abit harder to help you.

Try Google

Map datastructure:

/Svend Rost
Kamal Ahmed
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
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Sorry about that.

I have a text file:

Now i need to write a parser which will parse these name / value pairs, and populate a Map.

I appreciate your help.

Layne Lund
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For the parsing, use String.split() if you are developing with Java 1.4 or above. Otherwise, look at StringTokenizer.


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Stan James
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JDK 1.4 also offers regular expressions, and JDK 5 builds on regex with a nifty goodie called Scanner. So many choices! Layne's suggestions are the easiest by far, and a great place to start. Have fun, let us know what you wind up with.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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