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How do I retrieve specific column values from a table of records?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jun 08, 2000 at 01:05 UTC
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The file is in the form of records and columns. I want to retrieve values only for a specific coloumn.How do I do that? EX:
name address phone city chang 12, annie road 201-243-6751 newark ming 13,dgadadgagd 62839871273 trenton gigi 14,gasdha 982318791 wilmingto
I want to retrive values for phone and address columns only.

Answer: How do I retrieve specific column values from a table of records?
contributed by le

It'd be easy if your file had a unique data seperator, like ";" or maybe "|". Then you could split() the rows on that seperator.

open (FILE, "data.txt") or die $!; while(<FILE>) { @array = split(/;/); print $array[1], $array[2]; } close(FILE);
Looks like the original data was tab-separated. split("\t") would work there. -- Ed.
Answer: How do I retrieve specific column values from a table of records?
contributed by BBQ

Please check out the Open Flat File node.
I hope that helps.

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