Customized Solutions

You have a File that contains the data you need, but it's in the wrong format. What now?

You could hire a programmer and spend a lot of money as he or she develops the techniques to interpret the File. Or you can ask us to do the job! Data File conversion is our specialty, so we already have the tools to do it.

Let us turn what you have into what you want!

Developing a Specification

If you are not sure precisely what you need, or if you are too busy to write up a formal specification, we can help with that, too. You don't have to be a computer expert; we can assist you using plain language.

Before we create your application, we ensure that the precise nature of your conversion task is clearly stated and that the criteria for success are defined. Our many years of conversion experience have shown us that this is the best way to save the client time and money.

Inquiring About a Custom Conversion Application

Here are some suggestions to help you define your requirement:

  • Set aside three sample input Files which represent the full range of variability that occurs in such Files. For best results, these Files should contain real (not made-up) data.
  • Prepare a list of the information (example: field names) you want extracted from the Files.
  • Write a brief description of the way you want the information changed or rearranged.
  • Decide on the format of the output File (example: comma-separated values, which can be imported into a spreadsheet or database).

After you have sent in your inquiry, we will contact you via email to help you refine your description into an exact specification. This will let us know precisely what you have ... and what you want.

When you're ready, send us an email with as much of the above information as you have, or you can fill out our online inquiry form. (There is no charge for the initial inquiry.)

Terms

We accept payment via PayPal (which also supports the major credit cards), and by check. Purchase orders are accepted from Fortune 1000 companies, government offices, recognized charitable and educational institutions, and established customers in good standing.


The fine print:

The criteria for successful completion are based upon the client's explicit written requests (e.g. email) and the sample input Files we are given. Applications are delivered fully functional, with a registration reminder window which can be turned off after full payment is received. A $250 minimum exists for any custom work performed. A 25% prepayment is required. We do not charge for general inquiries.


Our Parsing Technology

We use a standardized yet flexible application window, so you don't pay extra for interface design. Your application could look like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

The user interface lets you specify the input File or Files (wildcards are supported.) You can also specify the name of the output File. Some additional features may be enabled if they apply to your application; otherwise they are "greyed out".

When you click the Start button, you see the processing screen:

 







When processing is complete, you will be able to check the input and output Files: