Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi

I had the requirement to build a text table with Template::Toolkit. It's for the purpose of sending tabular data in a plain text mail.

As I couldn't find any module, I built my own TextTable filter.

An example table could look like this:

[% FILTER $TextTable %] >>ID<<|<<Name<<|>>Value>> ------+--------+--------- <<1>><<Bank ABC>><<5,740.00>> <<2>><<Super Fund>><<12,280.00>> <<1003>><<Big Savings Bank>><<430.00>> [% END %]

And the result would be

ID | Name | Value ----+----------------+--------- 1 |Bank ABC | 5,740.00 2 |Super Fund |12,280.00 1003|Big Savings Bank| 430.00

  • The << and >> in the header line define the alignment of the columns.
  • Spaces before and/or after the header texts define the alignment of the headlines. Centered is the default.
  • The separators are defined in the headline as well. Everything not between the << and >> is a separator.
  • The second line, if it does not contain any << and >>, is a rule. The first character will be the standard, the second will be used for "crossings".
  • The << and >> in the columns surround the values.

My Filter Plugin simply parses the text and translates it into Text::Table code.

I'm wondering whether or not the plugin could be useful for others, so my questions are:

  • Did I reinvent the wheel?
  • Do you have any suggestions for enhancements?
  • What do I have to do to make it a CPAN moduke?

Thanks for your attention.


s$$([},&%#}/&/]+}%&{})*;#$&&s&&$^X.($'^"%]=\&(|?*{%
+.+=%;.#_}\&"^"-+%*).}%:##%}={~=~:.")&e&&s""`$''`"e

In reply to Template::Toolkit and Text::Table by Skeeve

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others studying the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2020-11-30 02:22 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found

      Notices?