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Re: matching datetimestamps and concatenating data where timestamps match from multiple large datafiles

by RichardK (Parson)
on Sep 22, 2013 at 12:19 UTC ( #1055181=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to matching datetimestamps and concatenating data where timestamps match from multiple large datafiles

I assume that your files must be already sorted as they're log files, then what you are trying to do is a type of Merge Sort

You can then process you files one line at a time. Read the current line for fileA and decide if you want to write the current lines for fileB and fileC, and when you write a line from a file get the next one. Keep going until you run out of lines.

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