Jul 15, 2020

2 min read

How to split a single Text TXT file by a string delimiter in C# .NET Framework

Splitting TXT files using delimiters is a great feature, but certainly not an easy one to implement in C#. To avoid the mountain of headaches that this can bring down upon you, we will be demonstrating a quick shortcut to get the same results. We will use an API.

Before we continue, let’s go ahead and grab our package:

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert -Version 3.2.8

Now we can go ahead with our function call, as you see here:

using System;using System.Diagnostics;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Api;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Client;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Model;namespace Example{public class SplitDocumentTxtByStringExample{public void main(){// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyConfiguration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");// Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed// Configuration.Default.AddApiKeyPrefix("Apikey", "Bearer");var apiInstance = new SplitDocumentApi();var inputFile = new System.IO.Stream(); // System.IO.Stream | Input file to perform the operation on.var splitDelimiter = splitDelimiter_example;  // string | Required; String to split up the input file onvar skipEmptyElements = true;  // bool? | Optional; If true, empty elements will be skipped in the output (optional)try{// Split a single Text file (txt) by a string delimiterSplitTextDocumentByStringResult result = apiInstance.SplitDocumentTxtByString(inputFile, splitDelimiter, skipEmptyElements);Debug.WriteLine(result);}catch (Exception e){Debug.Print("Exception when calling SplitDocumentApi.SplitDocumentTxtByString: " + e.Message );}}}}

And done!