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FAST Data Manipulation! - An Automated Text Workbench on Steroids!
TextPipe™ Pro is an industrial strength text transformation workbench for data conversion and mining, electronic publishing and website maintenance. It is trusted by over 1500 customers in 56 countries to
  • Convert between a variety of mainframe and PC data formats
  • Fix data extracts
  • Extract data from legacy databases
  • Reformat and standardize electronic text and program source code
  • Data Mine Unstructured Mainframe Reports and Online Web Data
  • Split files or join files together
  • Update web sites
  • More customer uses for TextPipe  See demos  Screen shots

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.

  • Make multiple changes to multiple files in just one pass (eg 50 changes across 1 million files)
  • Restrict changes to line or column ranges, Tab or CSV field ranges, lines matching a pattern, inside and between HTML tags and other criteria
  • Fix text or binary files of any size - even files larger than 10 Gigabytes!
Process Information From Anywhere
TextPipe handles both text and binary files with equal ease. File formats you can convert and extract data from include:
  • HTML, XML and other structured documents from the WWW
  • Fixed length, CSV (Comma-delimited), Tab-delimited, Pipe-delimited, *-delimited files
  • Unix, Macintosh, Mainframe and PC/Windows end-of-line formats
  • ASCII, ANSI, Unicode and EBCDIC files
  • Inside Zip files, and the new Microsoft Office 2007 formats DOCX, XLSX, PPTX
  • Rich Text Files (RTF)
  • Files with tagged data fields
  • Downloaded text files (e.g. news retrieval, financial, real estate)
  • EDIFACT, HL7 and other structured formats
  • Spooled print files
  • OCR output
  • Screen scrapes and captures
  • Structured and unstructured reports of any size or dimension


Manipulate text and data files in an endless variety of ways (Click to enlarge).

Lightning Fast Search and Replace
TextPipe offers a variety of powerful searches:
  • Exact search (including multi-line and binary character search)
  • 'Sounds-like' search
  • Fuzzy search (great for finding typing errors)
  • Pattern or wildcard search
  • Search/replace lists and more.

The replacement text can include all or part of the original text or a re-arrangement of it, and the case of the replacement text can be automatically altered to preserve the case of the original text. The found text can be used as a constraint for further filters, such as by converting it to Upper Case, performing further search and replaces inside the replacement text or even a database or dictionary lookup.

Manipulate Precise Sections of Text
TextPipe can restrict changes to line ranges, column ranges, tab-delimited fields, CSV-delimited fields, lines matching a pattern and more. You can combine restrictions, for example, to alter a specific line and column range. You can also apply further text manipulations to the Replaced Text in a Search and Replace operation, such as by making the Replacement Text UPPERCASE.

Unlimited Power
TextPipe's frees you from worrying about memory size or disk space limitations:
  • TextPipe performs an unlimited numbers of manipulations in a single pass (e.g. 100 different search and replace operations)
  • There is no limit on file size - so you can process files larger than 10 Gigabytes
  • All files are processed without using temporary disk space - only the result file is output
  • TextPipe handles an unlimited number of files (e.g. corporate websites).
Manipulation Functions
Want to read more about our text manipulation functions? Click here

VBScript and JScript Custom Filters
Extend TextPipe by writing custom filters using industry-standard VBScript, JScript or other scripting languages. Use this to perform database lookups, insert data in Excel or Word or other non-standard processing. TextPipe can also call external programs to manipulate parts of the text.

Automation and Integration
TextPipe can be scheduled for automated lights-out processing, with audit logs tracking every step.

TextPipe can be automated via the command line (using the Command Line Wizard) or scripted via a COM interface, allowing TextPipe's text processing power to be controlled by programming languages such as Visual Basic, C++ and Delphi.

TextPipe can export filters to VBScript, JScript or a web page - which can be customized to make TextPipe even easier for less technical users by presenting a simplified GUI.

TextPipe integrates directly into Windows Explorer as a right-click menu for ease of use, and with a growing list of third party products.


Easy To Learn and Use
TextPipe includes many facilities to help get you started:
  • Filter Wizard to walk you through creating your first filters
  • Extensive tutorials and lessons introduce you to key concepts
  • Test your filters without affecting key data files
  • Debug Filter to see what is happening
  • Comment Filter to document your process
  • Library of more than 200 example filter files
  • Online FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Online demonstrations for common tasks
  • Online discussion group where you can ask questions and talk with other TextPipe users
  • Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista®, 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, x32 and x64.

Using TextPipe's Filter Wizard it's easy to get started
Using TextPipe's Filter Wizard it's easy to get started.

We have over 1500 customers in 56 countries, across a variety of industries including Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Utilities, Medicine, Law, Government, Publishing, Consulting, Systems Integration and Manufacturing.

Some of Our Clients
TextPipe is used by clients such as NASA, Boeing, Anderson Consulting, Lehman Brothers, Barnes and Noble, Commerzbank, Compaq, Symantec, Hewlett Packard, CompuServe, Ernst and Young, Johnson and Johnson, Nabisco, Siemens, San Francisco Chronicle and many other large organizations.

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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TextPipe Configurations

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

TextPipe runs on Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista®, 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, x32 and x64.

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