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Old 04-19-2020
Normalize text field or sort values

Hello so I am trying to "normalize" data so that it will upload correctly into a postgreql db.
The problem I am running into is that I formatted my db to injest the data in the order of which it is normalized.
However in certain data sets several fields of information are not available, so when I normalize those with my script it gets thrown off, and the values are not injested into the correct column in the DB.
So the options I have are
1. when I normalize the information, sort it so the first fields are the ones that are always present or
2. When i normalize the information insert the ,, for the missing fields in order to keep everything in the correct column.
Either way I have no idea how to do this and would appreciate any suggestions.

Last edited by vbe; 04-20-2020 at 03:06 AM..
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Old 04-20-2020
1. Could you please clarify?
injest => ingest
normalize => sort ?

2. Could you provide a short example of your input data?

3. Could you provide your script trial?
If you run it on the example input data, would goes wrong?
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