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Re: Parsing multi-line record with varying data

by VoidWander (Initiate)
on Aug 12, 2013 at 01:36 UTC ( #1049046=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing multi-line record with varying data

Thank you for the advice, Monks. I've made some progress but have also had some difficulties in pursuing my solution further. I have written code that does the majority of what I would like to accomplish, but here's where I'm stuck. For each line with 'id-info:' I need to get a copy of <ID> and assign to it an incremental counter, eventually getting to the point in my code where I can assign a hash as follows: (There are only about 10 unique IDs, just in case you're wondering..)


Some of the records appear as follows, which throws me off as I can't seem to access each individual line and instead access the record as a whole, correct?

rn: uid:<user>, <irrelevant-text> id-info: <URL> | 12345 6789 | <random-string> id-info: <URL> | 9876543 21 | <random-string> id-info: <URL> | 134257 869 | <random-string> creation-time: 1366069064

As you can see, the ID is split and attempting to join / assign the entire ID to a variable is turning out to be a pain. Monks, could I perhaps coax out some advice? Many thanks and infinite appreciation, VoidWander.


Was thinking something along the lines of this, but it seems like there would be an easier way and this obviously doesn't work...

if (/id-info:/mg){ ($_ =~ /.*\|(\d+) \|/mg) print $1, "\n"; }

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