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Is BASIC the language I'm looking for?

tulsagraphicstulsagraphics Member Posts: 6
I'm trying to decide what language would be best for writing simple scripts.

Very simple! All I need to do is generate text that I can use for creating .sql files. (I have about 5,000 INSERT lines to write)

So I really need a Windows solution that will allow copy and paste.

(Even better would be able to send my output to a text file!)

FYI - I played around with BASIC about 10 years ago... but that's it. Willing to learn.. but simple is good for now.

Thanks!

Mike
"The Night Owl Club"

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  • DrMartenDrMarten Member Posts: 748
    [b][red]This message was edited by DrMarten at 2006-1-28 13:58:39[/red][/b][hr]
    : I'm trying to decide what language would be best for writing simple scripts.
    :
    : Very simple! All I need to do is generate text that I can use for creating .sql files. (I have about 5,000 INSERT lines to write)
    :
    : So I really need a Windows solution that will allow copy and paste.
    :
    : (Even better would be able to send my output to a text file!)
    :
    : FYI - I played around with BASIC about 10 years ago... but that's it. Willing to learn.. but simple is good for now.
    :
    : Thanks!
    :
    : Mike
    : "The Night Owl Club"
    :
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    I think Microsoft WORD or Notepad would do. They both have COPY & PASTE.

    Just make sure in WORD to SAVE AS your file as a .txt file or whatever file extension you want to use. For NotePad go to RUN from the START button and type in NotePad ( then press ENTER ).

    I hope this is all you need?

    If you want text colouring ( like in DreamWeaver ) then download SCITE text editor from>>
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/scintilla/wscite167.zip?download

    Documentation for it is on this site>>
    http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTEDoc.html

    Regards,

    Dr M.



  • CyGuyCyGuy Member Posts: 312
    : [b][red]This message was edited by DrMarten at 2006-1-28 13:58:39[/red][/b][hr]
    : : I'm trying to decide what language would be best for writing simple scripts.
    : :
    : : Very simple! All I need to do is generate text that I can use for creating .sql files. (I have about 5,000 INSERT lines to write)
    : :
    : : So I really need a Windows solution that will allow copy and paste.
    : :
    : : (Even better would be able to send my output to a text file!)
    : :
    : : FYI - I played around with BASIC about 10 years ago... but that's it. Willing to learn.. but simple is good for now.
    : :
    : : Thanks!
    : :
    : : Mike
    : : "The Night Owl Club"
    : :
    : =======================================================================
    :
    : I think Microsoft WORD or Notepad would do. They both have COPY & PASTE.
    :
    : Just make sure in WORD to SAVE AS your file as a .txt file or whatever file extension you want to use. For NotePad go to RUN from the START button and type in NotePad ( then press ENTER ).
    :
    : I hope this is all you need?
    :
    : If you want text colouring ( like in DreamWeaver ) then download SCITE text editor from>>
    : http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/scintilla/wscite167.zip?download
    :
    : Documentation for it is on this site>>
    : http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTEDoc.html
    :
    : Regards,
    :
    : Dr M.
    :
    :
    =======================================================================

    Another great scripting language is Python. It is relatively simple and much more powerful than any scripting language I have seen.

    visual basic forms and properties have complicated basic, although I don't know about other versions.
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