Parsing fixed-width files

mlang Registered Posts: 6 ✭✭✭✭
I am trying to parse a fixed-width format file, but I am getting an error when I try to enter values in the "column offsets" field. It allows me to save my settings without error, but it never generates a preview or schema. When I go back to the "Explore" tab, it gives the following error: "Failed to run". Followed by: "For input string: "2"". The number there is always the first value I put in the "column offsets" field.

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  • jrouquie
    jrouquie Dataiker Alumni Posts: 87 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is an example value to put in the "column offsets" field:


    Note that the first number should be 0, and that the last number must not be larger than the shortest input line. Is it adaptable to your case?
  • mlang
    mlang Registered Posts: 6 ✭✭✭✭
    That seems to have addressed the error. I think the problem was I had spaces in between the commas and numbers (e.g. "0, 3, 4" vs. "0,3,4").

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