Processing an uploaded text file to populate database fields

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Processing an uploaded text file to populate database fields

Postby nummy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:41 am

New to xataface here, and I am wondering how hard it would be to implement this. I want the user to be able to upload a text file, and then process that text file and populate database fields based on what's in that text file. How much can Xataface help with this? Or will most of it have to be done by hard coding?
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Re: Processing an uploaded text file to populate database fi

Postby shannah » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:33 am

You could either do this with an import filter, or as part of an edit form. It sounds like an import filter job. In either case, Xataface can handle the file uploading.. you just need to handle the parsing of the file to add to the database fields.
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Re: Processing an uploaded text file to populate database fi

Postby nummy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:43 am

awesome, thanks for your help and for a great project
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