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qvd2csv

(since EVL 2.4)

Read <file.qvd> and write CSV file to <file.csv> or standard output. It uses data types from QVD header or from existing <evd> file or from <inline_evd>.

Synopsis

syntax/qvd2csv
qvd2csv
  <file.qvd> [-o|--output=<file.csv>]
  [-d|--date=<format>]
  [-h|--header=<field_name>,...]
  [-n|--no-header]
  [-l|--null=<string>]
  [-q|--quote=<char>]
  [-s|--separator=<char>]
  [-t|--datetime=<format>]
  [-a|--dos-eol | -b|--mac-eol]
  [-v|--verbose]

qvd2csv
  <file.qvd> (<evd>|-d <inline_evd>)
  [-o|--output=<file.csv>]
  [-h|--header=<field_name>,...]
  [-n|--no-header]
  [-a|--dos-eol] [-b|--mac-eol]
  [-v|--verbose]

qvd2csv
  ( --help | --usage | --version )

Options

-d, --data-definition=<inline_evd>

either this option or the file <evd> must be presented to use already defined (custom) EVD

-a, --dos-eol

output DOS end-of-line, i.e. CR+LF (‘\r\n’)

-b, --mac-eol

output Mac end-of-line, i.e. CR (‘\r’)

--date=<format>

to specify a <format> for date data type

-h, --header=<field_name>,...

use comma separated list of field names instead of header line, for example when you don’t want to use field names from QVD header.

-l, --null=<string>

to specify what string is used for NULL values in CSV, empty string is allowed

-n, --no-header

with this option it produces no header line

-o, --output=<file.csv>

write output into <file.csv> instead of standard output

-q, --quote=<char>

to use quoted fields for the CSV output. When data contains such <char>, all of them are escaped by duplicating them. For example using ‘--quote="\""’ will serve data like ‘some "text"’ as ‘"some ""text"""’.

-s, --separator=<char>

to use <char> as field separator for the CSV output

-t, --datetime=<format>

to specify a <format> for datetime data type

-v, --verbose

print to standard error output info/debug messages

--help

print this help and exit

--usage

print short usage information and exit

--version

print version and exit

Examples

  1. Having some.qvd, the command to produce CSV file with empty strings representing NULL values, dates in format ‘DD.MM.YYYY’ and with Windows end-of-line (i.e. CRLF):
    qvd2csv --null="" --date="%d.%m.%Y" --dos-eol -i some.qvd > some.csv