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Luis Garcia
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I need to add a data import wizard (text, csv, etc.) much like Excel has to import data. I am wondering if there is a library that has these features somewhere. I do not want to write the whole thing from scratch since it will be time consuming.
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Originally posted by Luis Garcia:
I need to add a data import wizard (text, csv, etc.) much like Excel has to import data...

Well, keep in mind that Excel and the like are applications, and what the wizard "does" with the data upon importing (any parsing, casting, etc.) is generally specific to that application.

But Java is a programming language. The java.io and java.nio API packages provide basic frameworks for "importing" data, but they can't anticipate the unique processing that might be required to make the data usable by different applications. That's the programmer's job.
 
Luis Garcia
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Hi Mark, thanks. Yes, I understand that. But since we are processing csv files (which is casically what the Excel wizard does), I thought someone may have written a libray/bean to do this. In fact I found one yesterday that does all that; but not the GUI (which I will end up doing since that's all I found).
Thanks again.
 
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