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Re: Regex copy and paste help

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Aug 31, 2012 at 10:56 UTC ( #990982=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regex copy and paste help


I'd suggest something like this:

Keep two sets of fields: the temporary set and the full set you're building.

  • Read a line and parse it into the temporary fields (unpack, substr)
  • If the first column exists (e.g. A00004) then it looks like you're on a new item, so:
    • If you have anything in the "full" set:
      • process it
      • write the processed data
    • Copy the temporary data into your "full" set
  • Otherwise
    • Append the existing temporary fields into your full set
  • then go back and process the next line

Finally, when you're done, if you have anything in your full set, process it.


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