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FlatPack 3.1.1 is released!

FlatPack 3.1.1. is released.

It is a simple bug fix release:

- [1818818] ClassCastException when accessing header or trailer records
- Fixed bug in delimited parse when using Reader for data and map. Parameters were being reversed in the code.
- [1811210] When parsing multi-line delimited files, blank lines inside the elements were being removed from the result of the parse. Blank lines inside a delimited element were also causing a StringIndexOutOfBoundsException.... read more

Posted by Benoit Xhenseval 2007-11-06

FlatPack 3.1.0 is released!

Paul Zepernick and ObjectLab are pleased to announce release 3.1.0 of
FlatPack for Java 1.4+.

FlatPack is the new name for PZFileReader as the project has outgrown
the initial scope of reading files...

Open Source flat file parser (CSV, Fixed Length, Custom) using XML
to configure formats.

http://flatpack.sourceforge.net

This is an important release with a new name and package structure.
Users of previous version should find it easy to migrate as most classes
have kept their original name.... read more

Posted by Benoit Xhenseval 2007-09-30

PZFileReader 3.0.0 is released (jdk 1.4+)

Paul Zepernick and ObjectLab are pleased to announce release 3.0.0 of
PZFileReader for Java 1.4+.

Open Source flat file parser (CSV, Fixed Length, Custom) using XML
to configure formats.

http://pzfilereader.sourceforge.net

This is a major release with re-designed interfaces and performance gains
of, in some cases, SEVERAL order of magnitude. Unfortunately, this release
is not backward compatible.

PZFileReader is released under the business friendly Apache License v2.0.... read more

Posted by Benoit Xhenseval 2007-02-11

PZFileReader For Java 2.2.0 Released

PZFileReader has released version 2.2.0. We have added on to our growing feature list by now supporting the following:

- Header and trailer records for both fixed width and delimited files.

- A new class has been added, LargeDataSet, to deal with large text files. This is the answer to inherent memory problems when using the DataSet class to read large files (>100mb).

As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Posted by Paul Zepernick 2006-07-22

PZFileReader For Java 2.1.0 Released

Exciting new features!!! Such as, the ability to read delimited records containing line breaks and the ability to export files into Excel.

See the change log below:

Version 2.1.0
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A VERY Special Thanks to Roland Klein for contributing the following enhancements:
- Ability to read a file from an InputStream, File object support still exists. This enhancement makes pzfilereader
Java Web Start friendly :)... read more

Posted by Paul Zepernick 2006-05-11

PZFileReader Feature List

- Ability to parse any delimited or fixed length file. Columns in the files are mapped through an XML document or a database table. The data can then be pulled out of the columns by referencing the column names provided in the mappings.

- Allows the mapping and parsing of header and trailer records. There is no limit to how many different header / trailers you can have in a file, each header / trailer type is given a unique id which can be checked for while looping through the parse results.... read more

Posted by Paul Zepernick 2006-01-08