ECPTextStream VS VBA-CSV-interface

Compare ECPTextStream vs VBA-CSV-interface and see what are their differences.


ECPTextStream is a VBA text buffered reader designed to manage text streams in Microsoft Office applications, from VBA. (by ws-garcia)


The power you need to cleanse, filter, sort, reshape, manage and analyze data from CSV files. (by ws-garcia)
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ECPTextStream VBA-CSV-interface
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0.0 0.0
8 months ago 2 months ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ECPTextStream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of VBA-CSV-interface. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-08.
  • Meet a library member: CSVTextStream, the king of performance.
    2 projects | /r/CSVinterface | 8 Apr 2023
    To prove that we are capable to unlocks some performance limitations from traditional file processing approach, I decided to develop the CSVTextStream to gain advantage over native VBA's I/O functionalities, boosting the efficiency of text file reading up to 2 GB in size by use a buffered text stream technique. You can download the latest version from here.
  • A tool to empower VBA
    2 projects | /r/CSVinterface | 6 Apr 2023
    This is by no means all the functionality that CSV Interface can provide. If you want to know more details, I invite you to read the documentation.
    2 projects | /r/CSVinterface | 6 Apr 2023
    Welcome to this community, whose main objective is to serve as a help channel for CSV Interface users. Since its creation, the CSV Interface library, which came to light when it was announced in r/vba and r/excel, has been well accepted by many users around the world. Nowadays, there are NGOs and agencies with solutions programmed to facilitate the work of their collaborators. Working with CSV files, from VBA, has never been so easy.
  • Advanced CSV filtering through VBA
    2 projects | /r/vba | 6 Mar 2022
    After this publication, which details the reason why VBA Expressions turned out to be the most feasible option to solve the problem of integrating an expression evaluator with CSV Interface, it is time to address the process of integrating the evaluation capabilities and the ease with which this goal was achieved.
  • Evaluating expressions from strings in VBA
    4 projects | /r/vba | 20 Feb 2022
    In spite of what I discovered, I was convinced that I could incorporate the referred library to CSV Interface, so I dedicated myself to study the methodology with which variables are handled in stdLambda. I found it difficult to understand why the variables must be passed in terms of a pre-established order ($1 refers to the first value passed as parameter of the evaluate function, $4 the fourth... and so on). Thus, the user is forced to write the expressions taking into account the order in which the values will be passed.
  • Good Projects
    3 projects | /r/vba | 23 Dec 2021
    If you want to do something really useful, you can contribute to one of the many amazing libraries around like stdVBA (you can see the backlog here), CSV Interface or VBCorLib
  • A new year, a new tool to work with CSV files. Happy holidays!
    2 projects | /r/vba | 23 Dec 2021
    The new release of CSV interface includes substantial improvements and changes to the way users interact with the tool, as well as fixing some programming bugs. What's new in the latest version?
  • [EXCEL] Basic VBA - Send array value as plaintext
    2 projects | /r/vba | 27 Jul 2021
    Here are the two procedures that solve your problem in a simple way using CSV files and the CSV interface. Note that if in the column where the file name is taken there is a repeated name, the contents of the array will be appended to the existing CSV file. Here is a link with the solution and the 2 outputs after execute it.
    2 projects | /r/vba | 27 Jul 2021
    This is a great scenario to use CSV interface. With few lines of code, all files will be made by applying a simple for loop through the rows. You just need to encode the data copy to an array and the filename generator, the CSV job will be done by the interface. Reply to this if the issue is not solved yet.
  • Best way to read .csv to both VBA-array and table
    2 projects | /r/excel | 18 Jul 2021
    If the performance still isn't acceptable then /u/ws-garcia has a dedicated CSV parser that they've worked hard at making very high performance.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ECPTextStream and VBA-CSV-interface you can also consider the following projects:

stdVBA - VBA Standard Library - A Collection of libraries to form a common standard layer for modern VBA applications.

Export-MS-Project-to-MS-Excel - Export tasks, Gantt chart and resources from MS Project to MS Excel. No additional software or installation required. Using build-in MS Project features (VBA).

VBA-JSON-parser - Backus-Naur Form JSON Parser based on RegEx for VBA

QueryCsvToExcel - Provides VBA code for executing a SQL query on a CSV file to import data into a worksheet in Excel

geo_vba - A geographic toolkit/library for VBA, excel etc.

VBA-Better-Array - An array class for VBA providing features found in more modern languages

SFDX-Data-Move-Utility - SFDMU is a cutting-edge Salesforce data migration tool for seamless org population from other orgs or CSV files. It handles all CRUD operations on multiple related objects in one go.

csvdecoder - Go library for parsing and deserialising CSV files into Go objects

Import Data - QuickBooks Import and its numerous benefits in simplifying financial management processes

VBCorLib - The VBCorLib framework brings many of the powerful .NET classes to VB6.

VBAUnicodeTools - Tools for working with Unicode in the VB Editor