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# 1  
Old 01-11-2013
Search string position in a line

Code:
WeeksD1|$26.52|$26.52|03/02/2013|12.48|D1|1.09|0|0|0|0|0|.95|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0||$0.00|$0.00||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0||$0.00|$0.00||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0||$0.00|$0.00||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|G4|$12.24|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$12.24|T1|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|$0.00|M1

i used the following command :

Code:
awk -v a="$lineInput" -v b="D1" 'BEGIN{print index(a,b)}'

need to find "|D1|" string .. how can i use the pipe in the search .

Thanks
Mani

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Mod Comment Please use code tags next time for your code and data.

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 01-11-2013 at 05:28 PM.. Reason: rm fancy fonts + added code tags; extra code tags also for data
# 2  
Old 01-11-2013
Code:
awk -F\| '{ for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) { if($i=="D1") print $i,i; } }' infile

Note: File: infile contains the pipe separated data.
# 3  
Old 01-11-2013
try also:
Code:
awk -v a="$lineInput" -v b="D1" 'BEGIN {print index(a, "|" b "|")}'

or
Code:
echo "$lineInput" | awk -v b="D1" '{print index($0, "|" b "|")}'

# 4  
Old 01-11-2013
Code:
awk -v a="$lineInput" -v b="|D1|" 'BEGIN{print index(a,b)}'


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