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Answer: How can I split a comma-delimited string when the fields can have commas in them?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Mar 20, 2000 at 23:18 UTC ( #5735=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How can I split a comma-delimited string when the fields can have commas in them? - Answer contributed by chromatic

The best answer is to use Text::CSV from CPAN. Otherwise, you'll have to craft a regex which can handle obscure cases like commas between quotes, escaped quotes within quotes, and other funny stuff like that.

One possibility is:

$string =~ m!"*?([^,])"*?(?:=,)!;

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