How to parse this file using awk and output in CSV format?

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Old 11-23-2015
How to parse this file using awk and output in CSV format?

My source file looks like this:
Cust-Number = "101"

Cust-Number = "102"

Now I want to parse this file (leaving out hobby) and output in csv format
Cust-Number   Cust-Name  Cust-Town  Cust-Purchase

Anybody can help me out please?


Last edited by Franklin52; 11-23-2015 at 11:17 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 2  
Old 11-23-2015
Please use code tags as required by forum rules!

Any attempts/ideas/thoughts from your side?
# 3  
Old 11-23-2015
Novice in Unix scripting

Hi Rudic

No, I am very new to shell programming and AWK principles. As part of a project I have to process the data in the files and load them into database tables.

Can someone help me?

# 4  
Old 11-23-2015
Howsoever, try
awk -F= '
BEGIN                   {HD = "Cust-Number,Cust-Name,Cust-Town,Cust-purchase"
                         print HD
                         HDCnt  = split (HD, HDArr, ",")
                         NXTREC = HDArr[1]

                        {gsub (/[ "]*/, "")

 $1 == NXTREC           {if (PR)        {for (i=1; i<=HDCnt; i++) printf "%s%s", RES[HDArr[i]], (i == HDCnt)?"\n":","
                                         delete RES
                         PR = 1

 HDCM ~ OFS $1 OFS      {RES[$1] = $0
                         sub ($1 FS, "", RES[$1])

END                     {for (i=1; i<=HDCnt; i++) printf "%s%s", RES[HDArr[i]], (i == HDCnt)?"\n":","
' OFS="," file

Your sample's header doesn't use commas as does the rest of the file; this Ihave adapted. Should you insist on the spaces as field separators, correct script accordingly.
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Old 11-23-2015
Hi Rudi

Thanks for your help. I didn't expect you to write a full code to a solution but just give me some recommendations, tips, etc. But it's really so kind of you. I'll try and understand this code myself.

I just ran it against my file but it gave me syntax errors. I am just wondering if the AWK works differently (syntax wise) across different Unix platforms. I am on SPARC Solaris

This is the error:

awk: syntax error near line 8
awk: illegal statement near line 8
awk: newline in string near line 8
awk: syntax error near line 10
awk: illegal statement near line 10
awk: syntax error near line 15
awk: bailing out near line 15

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-19-2016 at 02:07 PM.. Reason: Add CODE tags.
# 6  
Old 11-23-2015
Let me quote Don Cragun for you:
If you are using a Solaris/SunOS system, use /usr/xpg4/bin/awk or nawk instead of awk .
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Old 11-23-2015
Another approach:
awk -F\" 'BEGIN{print "Cust-Number,Cust-Name,Cust-Town,Cust-Purchase"}
  /hobby/ || !NF{next} 
  /purchase/{print $2; next}
  {printf $2 ","}
' file

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