remove blank lines from text file

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fthomas

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Post by fthomas » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:55 pm
I have a project where I am:
saving the message body of an email to a text file.
Reading the flat text file at line 7, skipping empty rows (this strips out some unneeded header information)
performing a search and replace to remove a line of text at the bottom of the flat file with system.emptyString

The result is the lines of data I want and two blank lines. When I try to read this as a fixed width file to insert I am getting an invalid record error. Apparently this is due to the blank lines. If I manually remove the text at the bottom of the text file there are no errors.

What's the best way to delete blank lines from a flat or fixed width file?

Support_Rick

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Post by Support_Rick » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:14 am
Have you tried the "ModifyRowSet" task?
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fthomas

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Post by fthomas » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:46 pm
I thought about that.. And now I realize I wasn't employing it early enough in the process. That worked.
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