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afoken is correct about using a Module to parse csv data, and your particular data supports that choice, because of the embedded commas within quoted fields. Here's an example using Text::CSV on your data, including a header row--in case you need to handle that (omit, otherwise):

use strict; use warnings; use Text::CSV; my $csvData = <<END; col0,col1,col2,col3,col4,col5,col6,col7 ,"value",,"value1,value2","anothervalue","oh,comeon",,"Givemeabreak" END my $csv = Text::CSV_XS->new( { binary => 1, auto_diag => 2 } ) or die "Cannot use CSV: " . Text::CSV->error_diag(); # Open the string like a file for reading open my $csvfh, '<', \$csvData or die $!; # Get first line (array reference to parsed column names) my $columnNames = $csv->getline($csvfh); # $row contains an array reference to the parsed csv line while ( my $row = $csv->getline($csvfh) ) { print "Col$_: $row->[$_]\n" for 0 .. 7; } close $csvfh;

Output:

Col0: Col1: value Col2: Col3: value1,value2 Col4: anothervalue Col5: oh,comeon Col6: Col7: Givemeabreak

An array reference to the parsed csv line's data is returned to $row which is later dereferenced using the arrow operator; e.g., $row->[0] contains the value of column zero.

Hope this helps!


In reply to Re: CSV String Split by Kenosis
in thread CSV String Split by jcleland

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