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Old 10-21-2012
Perl code to grep a particular column in CSV format


I want to grep a column 6 & column 7 from a CSV Format file & then i have to find the difference between these columns as these both columns contains date & time in 7/7/2012 9:20 this format . So kindly help me out ASAP.
But please kindly dis xls has to be converted in csv format as may data will be in csv format.
# 2  
Old 10-21-2012
The file you uploaded is an XLS file, not a CSV file.

Please upload a CSV file that everyone can open.
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Old 10-21-2012
Script (without Perl):-

cat new.csv | awk -F, ' { print $7 "," $8 } ' | egrep -v "unix|Event" | while IFS="," read event_date create_date
 dt_diff=$(( $(date -d "$create_date" +%s) - $(date -d "$event_date" +%s) ))
 echo -e "${event_date}, ${create_date}, \c"
 printf "%02d:%02d:%02d\n", $(($dt_diff/3600)) $(($dt_diff%3600/60)) $(($dt_diff%60))

For perl example you can refer here

Last edited by Yoda; 10-21-2012 at 02:09 PM..
# 4  
Old 10-21-2012
awk can open file/s on its own. You don't need cat there. And egrep after the awk is overkill.
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Old 10-21-2012
elixir_sinari, I really appreciate your suggestion.


awk -F, '!/unix/ && !/Event/  { print $7 "," $8 } ' new.csv | while IFS="," read event_date create_date

Last edited by Yoda; 10-21-2012 at 03:21 PM..
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Old 10-22-2012
perl code to grep a particular coulumn in CSV format

hey hi

I have already tried to attach this csv file but as it is mentioned in the options for attachment i am unable to upload an csv file ,as its not mentioned in the options.
It supports many other formats but does'nt allow to attach a csv file it gives an error invalid file error.

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