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Re: Parsing multi-line record with varying data

by Laurent_R (Abbot)
on Aug 10, 2013 at 23:04 UTC ( #1048957=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing multi-line record with varying data

If you use something like "\nrn" as input record separator (assigning this string to the $/ variable), you will be able to work with each group of lines in paragraph mode. Then, you only need to count the number of occurrences of "id-info" in each record (one way to do it is to use the s/// function on the id-info pattern in scalar context, as it will return the number of substitutions made). I will not elaborate more for the time being since you are not showing real input data nor really detailing the output you need.

Update 23:06 UTC: Oops, I did not see that's basically the solution proposed by NetWallah, whose code I had not tried to read before posting.

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[MidLifeXis]: I have a user who has a lot of say on how some of our processes work that abhors significant blanks. Perhaps that is a part of it. A not-so-obvious "this space intentionally left blank" indicator.
[MidLifeXis]: On the back end, however, that doesn't mean that i have to use that value to indicate "undefined", no matter how much he thinks I should.
[stonecolddevin]: hey MidLifeXis, all
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