I need to generate a fixed-length ascii/text file from a table that I have.
Fixed length ascii seems to be the format to import in a software my client
So I was fiddeling around and hat a lot of problems. Excel would export to
.prn just as I need it, but only for for 255 characters per line. I have a
few thousand columns in my spreadsheet with quite a few columns with more
than one character.
In LobreOffice I found the option to export to csv with fixed length and
actually this would be what I am looking for. However, Libreoffice seems to
add a space to separate columns, which just doesn't fit with fixed-length
ascii, as they shouldn't have separators/delimiters. I can't just replace
the spaces with "nothing", as there need to be spaces in the file to fill up
the columns when in a column there can be for example up to 5 characters,
but sometimes there are less.
So here would be a csv file with delimiter:
As a fixed length ascii file it should look like this:
But unfortunately, LibreOffice inserts some a space in front of each column.
I hope this will show up correctly now.
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