in reply to Re: Extra Stuff
in thread Extra Stuff

Well, here's my solution:
foreach $rec (@CUSTDATA) { chomp $rec; @array = split(/,/,$rec); #count number of elements in array for error checking $num_of_elements = scalar @array; if($num_of_elements == '14'){ do whatever... @array[0]...@array[10]... } }

Should work well...I'm currently testing it now, so we'll see what happens.

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Re: Re: Re: Extra Stuff
by jynx (Priest) on Apr 17, 2001 at 03:52 UTC

    You may want to clean this code up a bit. Namely, the $num_of_elements variable is unnecessary and your check for '14' items should check for 14 items instead. Something like:
    #make sure we have the right number of elements carp "Incorrect number of elements" if @array != 14; #continue with the program...
    Since you're checking the @array against a number it's automatically in scalar context. Also, putting it in one line allows you to continue your program without wrapping a large chunk of code in an if statement, which could confuse readability (where did this `}' come from?).

    Hope That Helps,

Re (tilly) 3: Extra Stuff
by tilly (Archbishop) on Apr 17, 2001 at 04:01 UTC
    So you are dropping data, don't know why, and have chosen to not log or investigate?

    I am glad that is not my data!

    Before going with a band-aid like this, you should go through the files looking for lines that don't split into 14 parts and try to figure out the cause...