reading, writing PXT files

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toddsou
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reading, writing PXT files

Post by toddsou » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:07 pm

Hi-

It is my understanding that the SoftPro Standard and SoftPro Enterprise clients offer a means to import and export .pxt files.

We are interested in reading those files into our system. It is my understanding that although the .pxt files are text-based, there are special rules for processing the data fields within.

To that end, is there a library available that we can use to deal with that proprietary file-layout logic ?

Thanks.

Gil McNeill
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Re: reading, writing PXT files

Post by Gil McNeill » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi...attached are a couple of documents that explain PXT files and how to use them. You don't need additional libraries to use PXT files. They are just text files. The general format is...

fieldname=fieldvalue
fieldname=fieldvalue
fieldname=fieldvalue
etc.

The documentation mentions some rules to follow for some data types like dates, etc.

Please let us know if you have further questions...
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Using a Text File to overlay information.PDF
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Gil McNeill
SoftPro Software Engineer

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