Monday, November 2, 2009

Simple utility for getting data from CSV files

Most programmers at some point spend a lot of time hacking apart CSV files. I recently got to yank apart yet another csv and while Excel is handy for these sorts of tasks, it can't do everything quickly, so I hacked up a little utility using php5 and sqlite to help query data and get results fast.

Here is csvsql

You just upload the file, first row is headers and you can type in the filter part of a where clause to narrow the data. click a button and put out a CSV representation of the data that should be excel friendly.

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