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I have a large number of files, each of which follows a similar format. In each one there is a section I want to focus on which looks like this

Company Name Acme Inc Something: this Something else: that Something else: etc. Sales 2011 Sales: 3,000 () 2010 Sales: 2,000 () 2011 Growth Rate: 50.00% Contact Details

Essentially I want to parse only the sales figures (and accompanying headings) from this text file into a csv file, so it would look like below

Company Name 2011 Sales 2010 Sales 2011 Growth Rate Acme Inc 3,000 2,000 50.00%

Ideally I would love to have a single piece of code to run through the many similar text files and create a single csv file of all this sales data but since I'm completely new to Perl, probably wiser to try get the first file done first! I imagine Perl is the best tool for this task but I'm at a loss how to start so any guidance would be most appreciated!


In reply to Output particular sections of txt file to csv? by Anonymous Monk

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