Aspose.Cells  for C++

Search CSV Formats in C++

Native and high performance CSV document search using server-side Aspose.Cells for C++ APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Search CSV File Using C++

In order to search CSV file, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for C++

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document searching API for C++ platform. You can download its latest version directly, just open


package manager, search for Aspose.Cells.Cpp and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Cells.Cpp

Steps to Search CSV Files in C++

A basic document search using Aspose.Cells APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load CSV file by instantiating a IWorkbook class.
  • Instantiate IReplaceOptions class.
  • Set required Pattern like SetCaseSensitive(bool value), SetMatchEntireCellContents(bool value) .
  • Use IWorkbook->Replace(..) method with relevant options.
  • Save CSV file using IWorkbook->Save(.) method.

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for C++ supports on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Please make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with C++ Runtime Environment for Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 bit and Linux 64 bit.
  • Add reference to the Aspose.Cells for C++ DLL in your project.

Search CSV Files - C++

// Source directory path.
StringPtr srcDir = new String("SourcePath\\");

// Output directory path.
StringPtr outDir = new String("OutputPath\\");

// Load CSV file
intrusive_ptr<IWorkbook>  wkb = Factory::CreateIWorkbook(srcDir->StringAppend(new String("sourceFile.csv")));

// Create an instance of the IReplaceOptions class
intrusive_ptr<IReplaceOptions> replaceOptions = Factory::CreateIReplaceOptions();

// Set case sensitivity option

// Set text matching option

// Replace text
wkb->Replace(new String("Text to find"), new String("Text replacement"), replaceOptions);

// Save as CSV file
wkb->Save(outDir->StringAppend(new String("outputFile.csv")));  
  • About Aspose.Cells for C++ API

    Aspose.Cells API can be used to create, edit, convert and render Microsoft Excel formats to different formats. Moreover, it can be used for comprehensive charting, scalable reporting and reliable calculations within software applications. Aspose.Cells is a standalone API and it does not require any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice.

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    CSV What is CSV File Format

    Files with CSV (Comma Separated Values) extension represent plain text files that contain records of data with comma separated values. Each line in a CSV file is a new record from the set of records contained in the file. Such files are generated when data transfer is intended from one storage system to another. Since all applications can recognize records separated by comma, import of such data files to database is done very conveniently. Almost all spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc can import CSV without much effort. Data imported from such files is arranged in cells of a spreadsheet for representation to user.

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    Other Supported Search Documents

    Using C++, one can also search other files including.

    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
    TXT (Text Document)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)