Thursday, July 12, 2007

FileHelpers - a library for worked with CSV files (.NET)

Best described in the words on the FileHelpers website:

The FileHelpers are a free and easy to use .NET library to import/export data from fixed length or delimited records in files, strings or streams.

It is a library that can be used to work with flat text files (e.g. Comma Separated Value (CSV) or Tab Separated Values (TSV) etc). Available for commercial and non-commercial use (under the LGPL). They also have a blog.

There is also a CSV parser on CodeProject if you can't use a library licensed under the LGPL: A Fast CSV Reader. Not as powerful as FileHelpers but still good nonetheless.

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