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Simple Data Toolkit - Tutorial - GUI - Python Script

July 12, 2022 at 10:10 AM PST
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Franklin Powers

Let's suppose you want to create a task that loads a TSV file into a CSV file on a daily basis. This task is meant to be part of a Python script, but you are unfamiliar with Python and are unsure of how to write the code. Good news, you can use the Sample Data Toolkit UI to figure out this code for you as follows:

1) Go to the app page for the Simple Data Toolkit UI, at the time of this writing it is here: https://www.vis-software.com/#sdtk

2) Click Choose Files.

3) Find the file you want to convert.

4) Click Open.

5) Select the output type you want, for this tutorial we will select SQL.

6) Then for script, select Python.

7) Then click Download Script.

You will now have a simple Python script that uses SDTK to convert the file you selected to CSV. You can now either run this script or integrate it with another one.

If you need to install SDTK for Python, you can do it like so on the terminal/commandline prompt with the following command: pip install sdtk-visllc

The script will look something like this:

from sdtk import com_sdtk_table_Converter as sdtk

sdtk.start().readFile("complex.csv").tsv().textOnly().output().writeFile("complex.csv").csv().execute();

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