Tuesday, 11 January 2011

NextReports : Text Flat File with fixed-length columns

NextReports 4.0 will bring a new type of file export, a simple text flat file. But instead of already existing csv and tsv types , this new "To Txt" exporter will allow to have fixed-length in characters for columns.

To specify size in characters for columns a new action was created which is similar with size in pixels.

Horizontal alignment property makes the text to be left-padded (for RIGHT value) or right-padded (for LEFT value). For CENTER value, text will be right-padded.

Result will be like this (for left-padded values) :

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