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in reply to Taking information from a text file and inserting it into an html template

This is based on the data you posted. Your update appeared while I was writing.

#!/usr/local/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dumper; $Data::Dumper::Indent = 1; use HTML::Template; my $date = <DATA>; my $str = do{local $/;<DATA>}; my @recs = split /Fault Reports/, $str; my @type_params; for my $rec (@recs){ next unless $rec; my @flds = split /Fault Report/, $rec; my $type = shift @flds; chomp $type; my @fld_params; for my $fld (@flds){ push @fld_params, {fld => join q{ }, split(/\n/, $fld)}; } push @type_params, { type => $type, flds => \@fld_params, } } my $t = HTML::Template->new(filename => q{test.html}); $t->param( date => $date, types => \@type_params, ); print $t->output; __DATA__ Thu Dec 13 07:03:01 EST 2007 Fault Reports for RDC: Fault Report for SA220: The array is operating normally. Fault Report for SA221: The array is operating normally. Fault Report for SA222: The array is operating normally. Fault Reports for TDC: Fault Report for SA120: The array is operating normally. Fault Report for SA121: The array is operating normally. Fault Report for SA122: The array is operating normally.
template:
<html> <head> <title>email</title> </head> <body> <p>date: <TMPL_VAR date></p> <TMPL_LOOP types> <p><TMPL_VAR type></p> <ul> <TMPL_LOOP flds> <li><TMPL_VAR fld></li> </TMPL_LOOP> </ul> </TMPL_LOOP> </body> </html>
output: (some whitespace removed)
<html> <head> <title>email</title> </head> <body> <p>date: Thu Dec 13 07:03:01 EST 2007</p> <p> for RDC:</p> <ul> <li> for SA220: The array is operating normally.</li> <li> for SA221: The array is operating normally.</li> <li> for SA222: The array is operating normally.</li> </ul> <p> for TDC:</p> <ul> <li> for SA120: The array is operating normally.</li> <li> for SA121: The array is operating normally.</li> <li> for SA122: The array is operating normally.</li> </ul> </body> </html>

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Re^2: Taking information from a text file and inserting it into an html template
by ides (Deacon) on Dec 13, 2007 at 18:11 UTC

    He's already using Template Toolkit, having him switch to HTML::Template seems like more work than necessary for him.

    Frank Wiles <frank@revsys.com>
    www.revsys.com