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Re: Split criteria

by arkturuz (Curate)
on Nov 05, 2008 at 09:45 UTC ( #721586=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Split criteria

You have an unfortunate field delimiter, so something like this might help:
while(<DATA>) { my $str = $_; $str =~ s/!,!/!:::!/g; my @parts = split(':::', $str); print join("==>", @parts), "\n"; }
!A001ST!==>!98!==>!1!==>!01/10/1999!==>!EUROPEENNE!==>!0!==>!EUR!==>!6 +!==>!7!==>!0!==>!98!==>!1! !A001ST!==>!AD,CD!==>!1!==>!20/05/2004!==>!ANDORRA!==>!0!==>!EUR,USD!= +=>!6!==>!7!==>!0!==>!AD!==>!1!

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Re^2: Split criteria
by JavaFan (Canon) on Nov 05, 2008 at 09:59 UTC
    That would break as soon as there's a field containing ':::'.
      Sure. It's not in the given data though.

        When trying to come up with a really unlikely temporary separator it's better to use something really unlikely to occur in the real data. Since perl can cope with strings with embedded nulls just fine s/!,!/!\0!/g would be a more robust option.

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