• Subject: RE: PC file Layouts ??
  • From: "Leland, David" <dleland@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:40:09 -0500

If you ever do get this info, please share it.  I've wanted to do this
for some time now but was always stymied by exactly the same thing
you're looking at.

Dave

p.s.  Creating the .CSV is not that easy of a thing to do either.  Care
to share your code?  I've written one as well but have not taken the
extra step of doubling up on double quotes where they exist within the
data.

>----------
>From:  John Carr[SMTP:74711.77@compuserve.com]
>Sent:  Wednesday, December 10, 1997 7:34 AM
>To:    Midrange-L
>Subject:       PC file Layouts ??
>
>
>Hi All
>
>Ok  I have working RPG programs that can READ from and WRITE to the IFS
>directly
>using API's  (Thanks Jon, Ray, and Ted).
>
>I can make/writeto  .TXT types and .CSV types and can Read from most
>any
>type.
>
>I would like to read a AS/400 data base file and "Drop" that info
>straight
>into an Excel  .XLS
>type file.  (I know what you're gonna say,  Good luck).    I have Read
>in a
>simple spread sheet
>with only 2 rows and 3 columns just to look at the stuff in debug as it
>was
>comming across.    Weird stuff.  
>
>My question is;  does anyone know how to figure out the "File Layout"
>of
>various PC file types?
>Most importantly a .XLS spreadsheet type?
>
>It's like ""working with a program described file which only contains
>binary & alpha fields and you don't
>have the layout or manual""      I can reverse engineer what the
>different
>bytes are but it would take a 
>lot of time.  
>
>Anybody have a clue as to how to go about this??    
>
>TIA
>
>BTW  the programs are really NEAT stuff.   I can read in a PF (which I
>have
>filled via a CPYFRMSPLF
> report.  and then write that stuff directly to a .TXT type file on the
>IFS
>directory  which then can be 
>used by users to read or email(via attachments).    Neat stuff
>
>John Carr
>EdgeTech
>
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