How to install cutplace
- Download and install ActivePython
- Open Command Prompt
pypm install cutplace
Cutplace is a tool and API to validate that data conform to an interface control document (ICD).
Cutplace works with flat data formats using a separator (such as CSV) or fixed length fields. Such formats are commonly used to exchange data between different platforms or physically separated systems. Examples are exchanging data between different partner companies, providing data for data warehousing or other data processing involving architecturally very different systems like mainframes.
With cutplace you can describe these data in a simple and human readable spreadsheets using popular applications like Calc or Excel. Unlike a lot of documentation these days, this description does not only describe wishful thinking. It acts as "executable specification" which cutplace can use to validate that data actually conform to it.