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My file looks similar to the following:

Item,Call Start Time,Calling Number,Called Number,Call Length,Call Tim +e,Billable,Dept,Time Zone 1,Sat Sep 1 08:13:00 2012,(815)444-4444,(815)626-6262,0.4,N/A,Inbound, +N, HR,GMT-5 2,Sat Sep 1 08:13:00 2012,(815)626-6262,(815)950-0000,0.4,Intragroup,O +utbound,N,HR,GMT-5 3,Sat Sep 1 09:04:00 2012,(224)555-9999,(815)626-6262,4.3,N/A,Inbound, +N,HR,GMT-5 4,Sat Sep 1 09:04:00 2012,(815)626-6262,(815)950-0000,4.3,Intragroup,O +utbound,N,HR,GMT-5 5,Sat Sep 1 09:54:00 2012,(815)441-8383,(815)626-6262,0.5,N/A,Inbound, +N,HR,GMT-5 6,Sat Sep 1 09:54:00 2012,(815)626-6262,(815)950-0000,0.5,Intragroup,O +utbound,N,HR,GMT-5

Then I want to take this data (24 separate files with as many as 7000 lines of data in each file, each month) and remove all the "outbound" Call Direction rows, as this is essentially a duplicate field. This will cut our file in half. At this point I need to do more manipulation in order to break up the Call Start Time into 3 separate fields, and to delete three other columns.

I thought if I could manipulate the entire thing using Perl and the WIN32::OLE options to do this. Can you answer me if this is all possible using Text::CSV, rather than WIN32::OLE? This is the first time I have used TEXT::CSV, so I am not sure if all my needed functionally can be achieved.

Recommendations on the easiest way for me to achieve what my end goal is would be great! I will have to research either way, as I still classify myself as a Perl newbie.


In reply to Re^2: Sort CSV file within Excel based on specific column by jaacmmason
in thread Sort CSV file within Excel based on specific column by jaacmmason

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