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Re: Selecting HL7 Transactions

by GotToBTru (Priest)
on May 01, 2013 at 22:11 UTC ( #1031662=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Selecting HL7 Transactions

I would suggest using regexes only to pull individual segments out of the transaction string.

$PV1segment = ($transaction =~ /PV1.+?~/;
assuming ~ is the segment terminator. Then, use split to break the segments into arrays. It is much easier than dealing with regexes, and takes advantage of the delimited structure of the data.

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