I'm hoping the problem I'm requesting help with here makes sense. I posed this problem to a few of my collegues then watched the expressions on their faces change to the blue screen of death (not totally supprising considering they are no were close to being Perl guru's, or anything guru's).
I'm relativly new to Perl, and have never worked with flat file databases before.
I was given a flat file, pipe delimited database & need to generate reports based on the data said database. I'm having difficulty in determining the most efficient (but right now I'd settle for in-effecient if it gets the job done) way to sort through and pull out two entries from the database using a couple of search keys. I'll then format the data into a HTML based report in the fasion chosen by my PHB.
Any clues or tips would be better than Tylenol for my headache. Thanks