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# 1  
Old 05-20-2005
Row to column transpose

Can we transpose rows to columns? Fields within row are separated by a comma.
# 2  
Old 05-20-2005
Originally Posted by videsh77
Can we transpose rows to columns? Fields within row are separated by a comma.
yes, we can!
# 3  
Old 08-03-2005
but how? Smilie
# 4  
Old 08-04-2005
This has been discussed very recently, and an Awk solution was presented. Here's a Ruby one:
ruby -F, -lane '
BEGIN{$a=[]};$a.concat([$F]);END{$a.transpose.each{|x|puts x.join(",")}}
' infile



# 5  
Old 08-04-2005
shell script to tranpose rows to columns

Following Shell script works...
There should be a file namely "data" with following content

then after running the script the content of file will be

num=$(awk -F"," 'NR==1 { print NF }' data)
print $num

while (( $i <= $num ))
for val in $(cut -d"," -f$i data)
nline=`print ${newline%?}`
print $nline >> tmpdata
(( i = i + 1 ))
mv tmpdata data

Last edited by radoulov; 08-02-2011 at 04:15 AM.. Reason: Code tags.
# 6  
Old 08-21-2006

I have one more thing to ask on same script...

what if the rows and coulmns are not equal , then the script fails...

like input file


Pls suggest ....


Last edited by radoulov; 08-02-2011 at 04:15 AM.. Reason: ode tags.
# 7  
Old 08-21-2006
see if it works

Put this is a file - testawk.awk
BEGIN {FS=","}

for (i=1;i<=NF;i++)
 if(big <= NF)

awk -f testawk.awk testfile
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