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[WTH] Coder for simple tool - lets call it a mass text replacer

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by rankdominator, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. rankdominator

    rankdominator Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I need a coder to code a simple little desktop tool - not too sure what to call it - but basically its a mass text replacer with some importing capabilities :D

    Ok, heres the gist of it:

    Purpose of tool:

    The purpose of the tool is to create multiple text files (output files) based on a selectable template file (ability to handle 3 different template text files on each processing run), and the tool should be able to loop through a set of fields (pre-imported from a csv file), and substitute the field elements within the rows of the csv file to specified tokens within the template files, and then be able to create multiple text files based on the templates with those fields being substituted within the template files:


    Ok since its difficult to verbalise, maybe an example may do:



    For example:

    Suppose I have 3 templates: (all text files with the following content)

    Template1.txt
    url={{FIELD1}}

    Template2.txt
    Name={{FIELD2}}

    Template3.txt
    Surname={{FIELD3}}

    The user would be able to import a csv file with the following details:

    http://www.google.com,ben,barnes
    http://www.yahoo.com,cathy,noble

    On processing, the tool would create 6 files based on the 3 templates, 3 files for each row of the csv. (Note there could be multiple rows in the csv file so the tool would need to handle the multiple rows)

    The output would be as follows:

    First loop (for the first record set):
    File1.txt
    url=http://www.google.com
    File2.txt
    Name=ben
    File3.txt
    Surname=barnes

    Second loop (for the second record set):
    File1.txt
    url=http://www.yahoo.com
    File2.txt
    Name=cathy
    File3.txt
    Surname=noble

    .... and so on and so on till all the record sets are processed.

    It should be possible to provide the user ability to name the files something unique and place the created files into a user definable directory (as in the example above - the file names are obviously not unique, so the tool would need to cater for this ...)


    Hit me up with some bids, alternatively we can do a trade for some of my services - SB AA blasts, .EDU backlinking or whatever. Budget is tight so a trade would be preferred.

    Tool UI does not need to be fancy - I just need it to do what it needs to do!;)

    Any further questions, give me a shout
     
  2. rankdominator

    rankdominator Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the proposals. I have selected the developer and tool has been developerd already!

    I selected nesterdwarf for the service, and big thanks to him for delivering quality work, and in super quick turnaround

    Thanks