Is CSV format supported as language by SyntaxEditor?

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Posted 7 years ago by Christel
Version: 12.2.0573
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Hi,

Is there already a free definition language file for CSV-Format?

Thanks for answer.

 

Cheers

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Posted 7 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Christel,

We don't have anything specific for it.  Isn't it just plain text?  I'm not sure what features you'd want for a CSV language.


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Posted 7 years ago by Christel
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Hi,

 yes, it is just plain text, but the file format is also defined with some general constraints:

  • consists of records (typically one record per line),
  • with the records divided into fields separated by delimiters (typically a single reserved character such as comma, semicolon, or tab; sometimes the delimiter may include optional spaces),
  • where every record has the same sequence of fields.

The wish of one of our customer is, to show this format in a "friendly" way, such as colouring the delimiters, e.g. the commas or something else.

Therefore the question.

I think, I can define a simple definition language file for this.

Thanks for your answer anyway!

Answer - Posted 7 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Oh correct, just make a dynamic lexer definition that groups things like text words and numbers together into a single token, whitespace into another, and things like your delimiters into another.  Then apply a style to the proper delimiter.  That will get you the syntax highlighting you want.


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The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0684) was released 17 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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