What is the best way to produce ODK Datasets to Fixed-length ASCII

Hi guys,

I wanted to know what is the best way to produce fixed-length ascii
(following some external data-map guidelines) file from ODK exported
datasets.

using ODK:length attribute (haven't tested), but ODK Length is not yet
implemented in XLSForm (https://github.com/XLSForm/pyxform/issues/30).

Or perhaps this process can be done in post, what is your approach, (if any
of you has dealt with this situation)?

I always thought statistical packages like STATA/SPSS dealt with these kind
of things. Do they?

For reference, here's what is an fixed length ASCII:
http://www.askia.com/Downloads/Assistant/AskiaDesign_en/Glossary/Terms/fixed_length_ascii2.htm

Best,
piqo

··· From my understanding, this can be tackled directly during Form Design by

Hi Piqo,

This has nothing to do with the length attribute in form design.
You'll need to have some external program or script take the output
CSV and generate that format.

Yaw

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On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 4:41 AM, El Piqo piqoni@gmail.com wrote:

Hi guys,

I wanted to know what is the best way to produce fixed-length ascii
(following some external data-map guidelines) file from ODK exported
datasets.

From my understanding, this can be tackled directly during Form Design by
using ODK:length attribute (haven't tested), but ODK Length is not yet
implemented in XLSForm (https://github.com/XLSForm/pyxform/issues/30).

Or perhaps this process can be done in post, what is your approach, (if any
of you has dealt with this situation)?

I always thought statistical packages like STATA/SPSS dealt with these kind
of things. Do they?

For reference, here's what is an fixed length ASCII:
http://www.askia.com/Downloads/Assistant/AskiaDesign_en/Glossary/Terms/fixed_length_ascii2.htm

Best,
piqo

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A ok thnx.

I thought if we set ODK:length to X, would export that column with X
length.

Now I understand that ODK:length will simply set database column length but
not the exported one.

Still if any one from ODK community has experience in working with fixed
length ascii (set to 80 chars, (like CSPRO does) it would be helpful to
point me to the right place.

Thanks,
piqo

··· On Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 11:13:20 PM UTC+2, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > > Hi Piqo, > > This has nothing to do with the length attribute in form design. > You'll need to have some external program or script take the output > CSV and generate that format. > > Yaw > -- > Need ODK services? http://nafundi.com provides form design, server > setup, professional support, and software development for ODK. > > On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 4:41 AM, El Piqo <piq...@gmail.com > wrote: > > Hi guys, > > > > I wanted to know what is the best way to produce fixed-length ascii > > (following some external data-map guidelines) file from ODK exported > > datasets. > > > > From my understanding, this can be tackled directly during Form Design > by > > using ODK:length attribute (haven't tested), but ODK Length is not yet > > implemented in XLSForm (https://github.com/XLSForm/pyxform/issues/30). > > > > Or perhaps this process can be done in post, what is your approach, (if > any > > of you has dealt with this situation)? > > > > I always thought statistical packages like STATA/SPSS dealt with these > kind > > of things. Do they? > > > > > > > > For reference, here's what is an fixed length ASCII: > > > http://www.askia.com/Downloads/Assistant/AskiaDesign_en/Glossary/Terms/fixed_length_ascii2.htm > > > > Best, > > piqo > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups > > "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send > an > > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >