Join two files with common and range identifiers


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Didnt work

The solution didn't work. The second file xyz.txt is a master file and multiple records from abc.txt match at least one record from xyz.txt
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Code:
awk 'NR == FNR {
  k[NR] = $2
  b[NR] = $3
  e[NR] = $4
  m[NR] = $1 " " $3 " " $4
  next
}
{
  for (i = 1; i in m; ++i) {
    if ($2 == k[i] && $3 >= b[i] && $3 <= e[i])
      print $0, m[i]
  }
}' xyz.txt abc.txt

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Originally Posted by cfiles2012
The solution didn't work.
In what way did it "not work"?
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