When TextPipe is installed, you can choose a "USE FILTER" option in the askSam import dialog. This will run TextPipe and pre-process the files that you've selected to import into askSam.
The IMPORT dialog also contains a button that allows you to activate TextPipe and create or edit scripts.
We've used TextPipe to create scripts for different types of data:
- Anant made a script to bring Email from Pegasus into askSam
- I made a script to extract data from gov't reports for a journalist
- We created scripts to extract specific fielded info from HTML pages (resumes, bibliographical info)
- We used TextPipe to process some XML and bring it into askSam.
Once the script is created, you can activate it as you're importing the information
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On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:35:11 -0800, Timothy King wrote:
>How is TextPipe Proe integrated into AS 5.1? I've been using the stand-alone
>eval and as you've probably read, I find it useless.
>askSam does not have a direct import filter for Pegasus. However, there is
>a way to import Pegasus email files.
>We've currently integrated a product called "TextPipe Pro" into askSam 5.1.
>TextPipe Pro is a powerful data manipulation tool that lets you pre-process
>Text, HTML, and XML files as you import them into askSam.
>With TextPipe Pro you can create your own filters specific to your needs.
>While importing emails, you will select the filter, select files and then
>emails will be imported into askSam.
>You will need a copy of askSam 5.1 (currently under RC1 phase) as well as
>TextPipe for askSam. You can download both products from -
>In future, we will make commonly used TextPipe filters available on our
>website for TextPipe users.
>I hope this helps. Please do not hesitate to post a message to this
>ListServ if I can answer any questions.
>At 12:28 PM 2/2/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>>I am reviewing Ask Sam 5 for my computer club.
>>Can Ask Sam import Pegasus files (.pm$), I would think so since
>>they are just individual text files.
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