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# 1  
Old 11-10-2009
Formatting Data - CSV

I want to check whether if any column data has any + , - , = prefixed to it then convert it in such a form that in excel its not read as formula.

echo "$DATA"  | awk 'BEGIN { OFS="," } -F" " {print $1,$2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8.$9,$10,$11,$12}'

# 2  
Old 11-11-2009
Try this;
echo "$DATA"  | sed "s/[[:space:]]\+/,/g;s/,\([-+=]\)/,\'\1/g"

# 3  
Old 11-11-2009
Thanks , what if the data is null its coming as '
# 4  
Old 11-11-2009
Try this...
echo "$DATA"| sed "s/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]\+/,/g;s/,\([-+=]\)/,\'\1/g"

# 5  
Old 11-11-2009
What about this one
# echo '=1 2 3 4 -6 +5 2'|awk '{for(i=0;++i<=NF;){$i=($i !~ /^[+=-]/)?$i:"\""$i"\""}}1' OFS=\,

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