It may be that by "fixed width text", Flavio means a file in which the text
columns are of fixed width: kind of like old-school punch cards.
Drill has no reader for this use case, but if you are a Java programmer, you
can create one. See Drill Pull Request #1114  for one example of a regex
reader along with pointers to a second example I'm building for a book. Should
be easy to adopt this code to take a list of column widths in place of the
regex. Actually, you could use the regex with a pattern that just picks out a
fixed number of characters.
On Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:52:42 PM PST, Kunal Khatua
As long as you have delimiters, you should be able to import it as a regular
CSV file. Using views that define the fixed-width nature should help operators
downstream work more efficiently.
From: Flavio Pompermaier [mailto:pomperma...@okkam.it]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 6:50 AM
Subject: Fixed-width files
Hi to all,
I'm currently looking for the best solution to load a fixed-width text file
Is there any way right now to do that? Is there anyone that already have a
Is it better to implement a brand new FormatPluginConfig or StoragePluginConfig?