Txt to csv convert


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Txt to csv convert

Hi,
I was trying some split command to pull out values like "uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE" into a csv file. However because of erratic nature of occurrance of rows made me stopped. Could someone help me in this? and if someone has a one liner for this?

The text file contain pattern like this :

HTML Code:
dn: uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE
uid: abc
epsNotesid: CN=Ai 
 
dn: uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
uid: xyz
 
dn: uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
uid: ade
 
dn: uid=mng,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE
uid: mng
epsNotesid: CN=Ri
 
Thanks, Prince
# 2  
you mean like this??
Code:
/home/>sed -n '/,*,*,/p' filename
dn: uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE
dn: uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
dn: uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
dn: uid=mng,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE

# 3  
Thanks for prompt reply.

Well let me roll over to simply a bit :

Txt File : ( Note Each pattern is separated by a blank line )

Code:
dn: uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE
uid: abc
epsNotesid: CN=Ai 
 
dn: uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
uid: xyz
 
dn: uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled
uid: ade
 
dn: uid=mng,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE
uid: mng
epsNotesid: CN=Ri

Desired CSV File :

Code:
"uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","abc","CN=Ai"
"uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","xyz" 
"uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","ade" 
"uid=mng,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","mng","CN=Ri"

Hope this makes the things more clear.

Thanks, Prince

Last edited by vgersh99; 09-14-2009 at 04:56 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 4  
nawk -f john.awk myFile

john.awk:
Code:
BEGIN {
  RS=FS=""
  OFS=","
  qq=sprintf("%c", 034)
}
{
  for(i=1;i<=NF;i++)
     printf("%c%s%c%c", qq, substr($i, index($i," ")+1), qq, (i==NF)?ORS:OFS)
}


Last edited by vgersh99; 09-14-2009 at 04:52 PM.. Reason: fixed
# 5  
Thanks a Lot.

However, the output comes in a single line, something like this :

bash-2.05$ nawk -f john.awk abc.txt
"uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","abc","CN=Ai ","","uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","xyz","","uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","ade","","uid=mng, ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","mng","CN=Ri"

My expectations is in multiple lines.

Thanks, Prince
# 6  
given your sample input, I get:
Code:
"uid=abc,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","abc","CN=Ai"
"uid=xyz,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","xyz"
"uid=ade,ou=Internal,ou=Disabled","ade"
"uid=mng,ou=INTERNAL,ou=PEOPLE","mng","CN=Ri"

what OS are you on? Works fine on Solaris.
you can try this:
Code:
BEGIN {
  RS=FS=""
  OFS=","
  ORS="\n"
  qq=sprintf("%c", 034)
}
{
  for(i=1;i<=NF;i++)
     printf("%c%s%c%c", qq, substr($i, index($i," ")+1), qq, (i==NF)?ORS:OFS)
}

# 7  
my OS is Solaris.

Again the same results, just wondering if newline is getting quoted leading the output to single line.

Thanks
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