Simple Text Parser

I'm looking for a parser which takes as input a folder of individual fixed width .txt files. An example of over 30 of these files can be found in the attached zip file.

The files are from the site [login to view URL] and give the stock holdings of funds. The problem is, it is not in a consistent, structured format. The job is to whip up a quick parser in whatever language/system is the fastest and best, which successfully works for all the files in the example (actually, I would want it to work for an even larger sample to ensure correctness).

Ideally, I would be able to mess around with the program in C# .net, but this is not a requirement. I will eventually pull the clean, parsed data into a SQL server 2008 database, but if that will make things more complicated, it's fine to have the parser output to standard .csv format.

I can give more specifics later as to the desired structure of the output, but it is very straightforward-- there are only about 9 or 10 "columns", and anywhere from 0 to a couple hundred "rows"/"records" for each of the .txt files.

I really don't think this project is too hard or complicated, so I'm starting the bidding at $75.

Skills: .NET, C Programming, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails

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( 9 reviews ) New York, United States

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Hi, I think I can do it:-)! Best regards, netcoder:-)

$75 USD in 7 days
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$250 USD in 2 days
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I can do this job for you. See PM for details.

$75 USD in 2 days
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Hi, Please check PM for more details. Best Regards, Yousef

$250 USD in 4 days
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HI, the files being in different format will take some effort. finally i guarantee full satisfaction regards, Hussien Sharaf

$180 USD in 4 days
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Dont waste so much money, i can do this in minimum. Thanks and Regards - TUHIN

$30 USD in 0 days
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c++, output is sql

$50 USD in 2 days
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Please check PMB. Thanks.

$120 USD in 5 days
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Dear sir, I am very interested in your project, Please see PMB for more details. Thanks. Best Regards.

$100 USD in 2 days
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Hi, I am a computer engineer , having more than 4 yrs , S/W devlopment experience(.NET2.0,3.0,C#,Sqlserver2005/) i am keen to intersted in your work, can start work on immediately effect. Thanx

$100 USD in 2 days
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Can do it in Ruby or C# (depending on the platform you want it for).

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I like to take up this work. Please, get more detail in PMB

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Hello, I am a student of Computer system Engineering having good experience of Java and C++. I can do it using C++. Currently I'm working in a research center [login to view URL] doing a project for government in which i More

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