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Re: So Whatcha use perl for anyway?

by thezip (Vicar)
on Nov 23, 2007 at 17:54 UTC ( #652631=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to So Whatcha use perl for anyway?

I've written a set of scripts that perform/automate the monthly billing cycle for a large agency. The system inputs are quite diverse and definitely need the sort of glue that Perl provides.

Inputs include:

  1. Printer log files from Solaris printer servers
  2. Printer log files from a proprietary Win2K3 printer server
  3. Log files from IBM mainframe servers
  4. A proprietary data collection application utilizing a MSSQL Server database
  5. A manually maintained MS Access database containing > 20000 records

Since manual inputs are a big part of the system, it is important to validate that all data meets specified criteria and is complete.

I also generate logfiles and exception reports to support manual review/update of faulty data.

Your wish is my commandline.

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