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2023-05-22 - Filedrop Header Parser Iteration


Status: Available

Type: DataOps

Date: 2023-05-22


Filedrop files containing multiple windows character underscores in the file header are being picked up as delimiters.


Update the file header parser to exclude character 137 from the allowed list of delimiters

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Census files use _ as a padding character in the header row, there are so many that the file parser assumes they are the delimiter for the file. Add underscore to the exclusion list to prevent this. Character code 137 (decimal) or 89 (hexadecimal) is the underscore character (_) in the Windows-1252 and ISO 8859-1 encoding standards. In other character encodings, such as UTF-8 or Unicode, character code 137 does not represent a specific character.

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