Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Re: Parsing a clunky file

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Mar 15, 2014 at 13:21 UTC ( #1078441=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing a clunky file


In sqlplus, you can set the line size and column formats. Doing so would let you put each record on a single line, making it easier to parse. sqlplus can even put its output in HTML format, if that would be useful.

It may not help you in this case, but if you have to do something similar in the future, insist that the person providing the report format it reasonably.

(Note: I agree with the earlier suggestions to use DBI/DBD, but I know you can't always do that.)


When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1078441]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (7)
As of 2022-05-25 14:25 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Do you prefer to work remotely?

    Results (90 votes). Check out past polls.