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Hi all,

 

I need to add CSV import functionality in an app and before I write it myself I thought to have a look at CDATA's CSV component. 

 

One thing I am not clear after checking their website; is it a FMX or VCL component? Anyone has used it?

 

Thanks

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Hello,

 

You did not clarify if you need FMX or VCL or both in your question.

 

I am using SMImport, SMExport suite from http://www.scalabium.com for years. Never had the need to look for another solution. They are VCL only.

 

 

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https://www.cdata.com/drivers/csv/firedac/

Good questions, these are basically FireDac componenets, so they should be cross-platform.
Not checked if they have any visual components too, but I don't think so.

If the Enterprise connectors wouldn't be only available bundled as 80+, 160+ components, but available single or more granular,  I would have tested them already.

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But I do hope it's either free, or very inexpensive. Importing CSV is far from being magic. It's more like splitting a String into a TStringlist and trying some StrToInt or StrToFloat...

Otherwise, try looking into these threads from the mother ship

https://www.delphipraxis.net/51457-csv-editor.html   

https://www.delphipraxis.net/158355-csvviewer-zum-betrachten-von-csv-dateien.html

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TStringlist has DelimitedText and CommaText properties that works for many CSV files, free and one line of code.  However it treats spaces as a delimiter, so I use a minor variant that also always writes delimiters.

 

Angus

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2 hours ago, Angus Robertson said:

TStringlist has DelimitedText and CommaText properties that works for many CSV files, free and one line of code.  However it treats spaces as a delimiter, so I use a minor variant that also always writes delimiters.

 

Angus

You need to set StrictDelimiter:=true to force TStringList to use only the DelimiterChar and not the spaces

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For anyone who is interested, I contacted CData and they told me their FireDac components do not support FMX at all. Disappointing...

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4 hours ago, John Kouraklis said:

FlexCel reads/writes only XLS files, doesn't it?

 

I will have another look again. Thx

FlexCel also read / writes CSV files

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kbmMemTable has a good CSV import unit for importing into their memory table.  I use this and then process the data from there.  It isn't an import component as such but part of the table.  It can be used in both VCL and FMX.

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