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It's true that Text::CSV does not directly handle multiline fields, but I found it quite easy to get around
My task was to export/import a set of requirements between tools, for which purpose I (amongst others) needed to add a field and sort the input recursively by parent reference (using Sort::Naturally)

On reading, I created multilines as

while ( my $line = $csv->getline($fh) ) { # Manipulation of unsorted fields during import my @multiline = join(';',@{$line}); push @content, @multiline ; } if (not $csv->eof) { $csv->error_diag(); }

and on printing back, I entered data field by field as
for my $line (@result) { my @fields = split(/;/,$line); # Manipulation of sorted fields during export print $fh "$_;" foreach @fields; print $fh "\n"; }
with csv object created as $csv = Text::CSV->new({ binary => 1, auto_diag => 1, sep_char => ';' });

I.e. I never bothered to try using the module for writing back data, nor other suggestions as from above :)

In reply to Re: Text::CSV by wilmer_t
in thread Text::CSV by TStanley

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