Brian Schlining

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This is just a quick note on transforming Scala case classes to comma-separated values (CSV) suitable for writing out to a files. It was inspired by this article.

Below is the transform boilerplate. You’ll need an implicit (given) Transform type class for every type in your case class. You can paste the following in a Scala 3 repl.

Then test it with the following:

// import Transformer.{given, *} if used outside the repl
import java.nio.file.Paths
case class Demo(title: String,
count: Int,
f: Double,
location: URL,
file: Option[Path])
val xs = List(
Demo("My stuff", 3, 3.148976,
URL("http://www.google.com"),
Some(Paths.get("/etc/some/file"))),
Demo("Your things", 100, 6570.0,
URL("http://www.bing.com"),
None))
transform(xs)

The result will be the following CSV data:

title,count,f,location,file
My stuff,3,3.15,http://www.google.com,file
Your things,100,6570.00,http://www.bing.com,

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Brian Schlining

Brian Schlining

Polyglot coder. Deep-sea Researcher. Zazen aficionado. I think squids are pretty cool.