Re: text file search to text file output possible?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mitch, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Guest

    In article <>, richard <>
    wrote:

    > I'm on a massive database kick and need to know what programs will allow me
    > to:
    > search a standard text file like in notepad.
    > Then transfer that entire line of data into a new text file.
    >
    > For instance, I have fields which are only seperated by commas, name,
    > city,state,zip.
    > Each field contains an = and single quotes around the data.
    > I need to retrieve the entire line of data and sort it by state.
    > Doing it manually with copy and paste will take me several months.
    >
    > I could do it in BASIC but I would prefer the program to run with windows.
    > I know one option might be Liberty Basic.
    > If anyone has other ideas, I'm open to suggestions.
    >
    >


    Import it into a relational database, like Filemaker, and you can
    perform sort orders in any way afterward.
     
    Mitch, Oct 7, 2006
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