Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Do you know where your variables are?

Re: Re: csv to flat-file

by jreades (Friar)
on Nov 28, 2002 at 09:20 UTC ( #216261=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: csv to flat-file
in thread csv to flat-file

All of these solutions are great, but they all assume that you can't have a comma as part of the field value.

Given that this is almost always possible, you have two choices:

  1. If commas as part of the field are escaped, then you can use a negative look-behind assertion:split(/(?<!\\),/, $line)
  2. If commas are not escaped, but can form part of a field delimitted with quotation-marks of some kind (" or ') then things get a lot uglier. I believe that there's a regex that could do it, but I could never figure it out and had to switch to a while loop and essentially chew through a line.


Comment on Re: Re: csv to flat-file
Download Code

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://216261]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others pondering the Monastery: (5)
As of 2015-11-29 08:50 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

    Results (749 votes), past polls