BDO TOOLS  -  Align Fields Add Fields Make Fields

Use the Align Fields tool to column-align the fields of lines of an input file.

Procedure

  1. Choose input and output files. See Force ANSI / Remove BOM.
    As a visual aid, up to the first 9 lines of the input file are displayed in the Input Top area.
  2. Optionally,
    • Change the delimiter in the Delimiter box. When blank, a comma is used as the default delimiter.
    • Change the field quote marks using the Quotes drop-down control. The Match Fields control uses the selected quote marks.
    • Select the Merge Adjacent Delimiters control.
    • Select the Match Fields control.
      When the Match Fields control is selected, the Enforce Strict Field Count control is automatically selected.
    • Select the Enforce Strict Field Count control.
    • Select the Enclosed control.
      When the Enclosed control is selected, fields within the chosen Enclosed By characters are aligned.
  3. Click the Check button.
    As a visual aid, the result of your settings, when applied to the lines displayed in the Input Top area, are displayed in the Output Top area.
  4. Click OK to create the output file.

 
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