Hej Anonymous Monk,
I agree 100% with aaron_baugher. If it is only 50 of those then there is no reason to use anything else then text files. And it's really not a problem if you have a file formated like this
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to get a printout like you described.
Mary,Anna,Left,40 X,Central Location,454,456,MD at 01 floor
John,Doe,Right,88 Y,Right Location,555,321,SI at 33 floor
Kalle,Anka,Middle,77 Z,Left Location,777,212,AT at 22 floor
I'm pretty sure that you can find a lot of examples on the web.
If you are absolute perl beginner, try reading Robert's perl tutorial, otherwise, well you know. Happy Perl-ing