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Re^3: Manipulating Data by a Field Identifier

by McDarren (Abbot)
on May 04, 2009 at 02:20 UTC ( #761647=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Manipulating Data by a Field Identifier
in thread Manipulating Data by a Field Identifier

Okay, I see your problem. You have potentially two records for each user - one containing a telephone number, and the other a fax number, yes?

This means that you really can't print each line as you iterate, because you need to gather both numbers. One approach to this problem may be to use a hash. Something like the following may work:

my %users; while (<CSV>) { next if ($. == 1); if ($csv->parse($_)) { my @columns = $csv->fields(); my @choppedcols = $csv->fields(); my $username = lc($columns[1]); $users{$username}{first_name} = ($columns[2]); $users{$username{last_name} = ($columns[3]); # etc... then my $telephone = ($columns[8]).-($columns[6]); if ($columns[8] == 1) { $users{$username}{fax_number} = $telephone; } else { $users{$username}{phone_number} = $telephone; } } }
And then...
for my $user (keys %users) { print "dn: uid=$user\n", "givenName: $users{$user}{first_name}\n", "sn: $user{$user}{last_name}\n", #etc... "telephonNumber: $users{$user}{phone_number}\n", "faxNumber: $users{$user}{fax_number}\n"; }

Darren :)

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Re^4: Manipulating Data by a Field Identifier
by rycher (Acolyte) on May 04, 2009 at 04:25 UTC
    Thank you sir... that worked quite well!
      please cut that 'sir' crap in here ok ?
      aren't you being overly polite ?
      the only people abusing the word 'sir' that I know of are Indians and you must be one of them
        I will take overly-polite, sir, in preference to overly-rude, on any given day of the week.


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