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Old 12-07-2011
checking csv files with empty fields..!

Hi! I need to learn that how a shell script can transverse a csv file n check if any field is empty or not. means its contains two comma or space b/w commas i.e., "" or " ".
can anyone help me out how I can do that....
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Old 12-07-2011
grep ",," filename
grep ", ," filename
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Old 12-07-2011
1,2, ,4,5

$ perl -ne 'print "$_" if (/,,|, ,/)' input.txt
1,2, ,4,5

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Last edited by balajesuri; 12-07-2011 at 05:04 AM..
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Old 12-07-2011
thanks @balajesuri m looking something like dat. i dnt knw much scripting ..but perl i have never used. here m trying to clear my scenario..hope you will understand.

Suppose many *.csv files are in a directory.
Script has to go through all the csv files n check if all the field contains some value. i.e., they are not NULL. like two commas are not coming together. i.e., ",," or ", ,".
then script print the corresponding names on screen which csv files having empty field.

its a bit difficult task for a newbie like me.
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Old 12-07-2011
for x in *.csv; do egrep -q ",,|, ," $x; [ $? -eq 0 ] && echo "$x has an empty field"; done

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Old 12-07-2011
grep -l ",[ ]*," *.csv

man grep

-l, --files-with-matches
Suppress normal output; instead print the name of each input file from which output would normally
have been printed. The scanning will stop on the first match.
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Old 12-07-2011
In nawk ..
$ nawk '$0~/(,,|, ,)/{print FILENAME" NULL FIELDS"|"sort -u"}' *.csv

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