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Reading a Flat File using CI

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Hi Al,

How can we read a flat file using CI.......I know we use File Layout for App Engine but I dont know wat should we do with a CI ....Can anyone explain that...Thanks.

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Use Excel to CI or File Layout

Hi Michael,

I could be wrong but I don't think you can read a flat file using CI. To read a flat file into the database you can do one of two things:

  1. Use the Excel to CI functionality. You will need to transform your flat file (i'm assuming it is a .txt or .dat format) to .csv format.
  2. Use an Application Engine to read your flat file using file layout and then call your CI to do what ever you want with the data already loaded.

Let us know how it goes!

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