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Reading pipe delimited text from file to html

Reading pipe delimited text from file to html

Reading pipe delimited text from file to html

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Hello,

I am trying to read name, address, phone number etc from a file with Perl and build an html page from that info.

The file contains about 15 fields all delimited by '¦' and the records are seperated by a newline.

Can anyone tell me how to accomplish this.

Thank you

RE: Reading pipe delimited text from file to html

Here's what I normally do, in a nutshell, with some bits added for your specific situation:

Start off the HTML page.
Open the input file.
Read the input file line by line.
Use split to break up the current line.  (eg, @Items = split("¦", $Current_Line).
Print out the current items in the required format.
Close the input file.
Close off the HTML.

Hope this helps, but let us know if you still have problems.

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