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Leading Edge Text Mining, Conversion and Data Wrangling Tool

Industrial Strength Text Manipulation

TextPipe™ is a multi-award winning, text transformation, conversion, cleansing and extraction workbench for Mainframe, data historian to IoT, SSIS, PDF, Word/Excel, HTML-XML, JSON, and delimited data.

With TextPipe, you have one tool, and one point of maintenance for all your text transforms. No longer do you have to remember and manage multiple manual jobs across various text editors, command line tools, custom scripts and Word and Excel macros.

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TextPipe makes it fast and easy to convert, transform and re-purpose data in text files, including

  • HTML, XML and other structured documents from the WWW
  • Fixed length or delimited files (CSV, Tab, Pipe, etc)
  • Unix, Mainframe Cobol Copybooks and PC/Windows end-of-line formats
  • EBCDIC to ASCII conversion of industry data sets such as Texas Railroad Commission Oil and Gas Masters and FISERV data
  • Inside Zip files, and Microsoft Office 2007/2010 Word (DOCX), Excel (XLSX), PowerPoint (PPTX), OpenOffice Writer (ODT), Calc (ODS) and Impress (ODP) formats
  • ASCII, ANSI, Unicode and EBCDIC files
  • Security log files from firewalls, web servers etc
  • EDIFACT, HL7, SWIFT and other structured formats
  • Spooled print files
  • Structured and unstructured reports of any size or dimension

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How it works

TextPipe also works with binary files, however for Word documents (.doc) see WordPipe, for Excel spreadsheets (.XLS) see ExcelPipe, for PowerPoint presentations (.PPT) see PowerPointPipe. For mining of web sites using TextPipe, see Offline Explorer Pro.

Seven Reasons Why TextPipe is Different

  1. TextPipe is exceptionally fast
  2. TextPipe handles files of unlimited size, from 2 Gigabytes to 2 Petabytes! Other applications attempt to load the entire file into memory (grinding your system to a halt).
  3. TextPipe's unique restrictions control precisely where changes are made. Restrict to a range of lines or columns, to specific Tab or CSV fields, between HTML/XML tags, and inside custom ranges. Restrictions can be combined, for example, to columns 1-10 of lines matching a pattern. Restrictions are essential for extensive but controlled search and replace
  4. TextPipe performs multiple operations simultaneously. Other applications offer only 1, up to 5, or require a slow multi-pass approach
  5. If TextPipe's 100+ filters don't suit your needs, you can use industry standard VBScript/JScript to write your own. Other applications either don't offer this facility, or force you to learn a proprietary language
  6. TextPipe is unique in offering the EasyPattern pattern matching language for those not familiar with text pattern matching (regular expressions). EasyPatterns are English-like and very easy to learn
  7. TextPipe can be scheduled for non-interactive use, and can be controlled by an external program. Other applications provide only a mouse interface.
TextPipe Users Include:
  • Business Analysts (BAs)
  • Database Administrators (DBAs)
  • Web Site Designers and Authors
  • Developers
TextPipe Industries Include: TextPipe Customers Include:
  • Bank of America
  • NASA
  • US Department of Energy

TextPipe will save you time, frustration and money. It will fix text data, regardless of the number of changes required, the size or number of files, and the complexity of the transformations.

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It is trusted by over 2600 customers in 56 countries to

  • Convert Huge Files Quickly and Easily
  • Data Mine Unstructured Mainframe Reports and Online Web Data
  • Cleanse and Reformat Electronic Text
  • Update Web Sites
  • Perform Data Warehouse ETL (Extract-Transfer-Load) Tasks
  • Extract from Databases to XML, CSV, Tab
  • Split and Join Huge Files
  • Convert Between a Variety of Mainframe, PC and Unicode Data Formats and Encodings
  • Pre-processing training data for SMT (Statistical Machine Translation)
  • and 1001 other uses. Read more customer uses

TextPipe provides a single point of maintenance for all your text processing tasks. One text tool to rule them all - you learn one tool, rather than learning 4 or more - and their associated languages, command line options, debugging schemes, idiosyncrasies and operating system differences and dependencies. TextPipe is far less costly to learn, use, develop with and maintain than cobbling together multiple generic tools and custom scripts to achieve one end. It's a Swiss army knife combining the best of perl, awk, grep, sed, and many other less common text processing tools. You'll be productive with TextPipe in minutes, not days.

TextPipe's unmatched power comes from its arsenal of 100+ manipulation filters, its unique architecture and its tremendous flexibility in combining these filters to suit each task. Intuitive line, column, field, tag and attribute restrictions make fixing data extracts simple. You can extract and then modify data from databases, in delimited, XML and SQL Insert Script formats. You can roll your own custom filters using industry standard VBScript and JScript. With TextPipe you can create your own conversions, and deploy them for execution at remote sites. A single click merges files (even those larger than 10 GB), another click extracts emails addresses, and another click sorts and removes duplicates. Try doing that with less than 100 lines of code, in less than 10 seconds!

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In a (now rather dated) speed trial, TextPipe made 17 million replacements in a 250,000 record, 75 MB file in 1:45 seconds. Other 'popular' text applications took 35 minutes and 72 minutes, and MS Word took over 3 hours.

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What I can say is that it's an incredible 'Swiss Army knife' of a tool that quickly became a part of my everyday work life. It was easy to pick up and apply on the fly to do things like text clean-up, perform columnar search and replace, reformatting output files, etc. You can use it the first minute you have it, but it's also something you'll grow into...

David Zimmerman
Market Data Center

Industrial grade text conversion utility...the most powerful text alteration utility available

Australian Developer

Considering the amount of brute work I saved using the TextPipe Pro filtering and automation options, I must recognize that your software is not just a nice addition to a text editor but a daily use tool for any serious web developer.

Rares Dragan

I  initially invested in it for two reasons. One was that ZDNet gave it a 10 out of 10 when compared to similar products, and the second was that I needed something good to clean and process form data from my web site.

- Edwin Kennedy, Ph.D, Director, CourtStats.com


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TextPipe Configurations

TextPipe comes in a number of different configurations to suit your deployment profile. Click below to read more about each configuration:

We have user reports that TextPipe runs successfully under Linux's WINE emulator.

We also provide Professional Services and can tailor TextPipe to suit your requirements.

Try TextPipe today and see how easy it is to manipulate text!

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This article is translated to Serbo-Croatian language by Anja Skrba, Russian by Ivanka Skakun, Slovak by Margareta Sliwka.