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How to easily get row count in a flat file (.txt file)

  • Jul 27 / 2011
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dbDigger, ETL, System Administration

How to easily get row count in a flat file (.txt file)

Note pad is handy tool for data transportation processes. It lacks fancy editing and formatting tools but is simple and efficient. If you have got a .txt file and it is required to get total data rows in the file, then go through following couple of short cut keys.
Assuming that .txt file is opened on your PC.

  1. Press Cntrl + End
  2. Press Cntrl + G

It would give you total number of rows + 1, in your flat file. e.g If generated  information box showed 3405 then 3404 is number of total rows in that flat file.

How to easily get row count in a flat file

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