How count number of fields in a record

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Old 01-07-2008
How count number of fields in a record

Dear All ,

I have the query

cat temp.txt
|28-07-1997|IF_LEG_DCCT|TOV JV sdfsdfdsfdsfdsCLOSED* KIEV|381015280

I need to count the number of fields in this pipe-seperated file. I beleive this is possible via AWK command.
The in above file, output of the count should be 5....
Can some-one please help me with this

# 2  
Old 01-07-2008
awk '{ print NF+1 }'

# 3  
Old 01-07-2008

It is still not giving me correct results

$ cat temp.txt
|05-12-2003|IF_LEG_ACCT|TOV FOREST ...CLOSED... UA|966423631|Delete|||||N||||||Y|TOV FOREST ...CLOSED... UA|IEV Ukraine Sales UA|||UAA9664236310|UACO9664236310|06-04-2005||||IEV||UASLQ|1-2FSYM-240|06-09-2007||||||||||||LA|JHP UA|IF_LEG_ACCT
|28-07-1997|IF_LEG_ACCT|TOV JV KIEV|381015280|Delete|||||N||||||Y|TOV JV PARMATSIYA UKRAINE *CLOSED* KIEV|IEV Ukraine Sales UA|||UAA3810152800|UACO3810152800|27-06-2001||||IEV|UUU|UASLQ|1-2FM9I-391|05-09-2007||||||||||||UA|JHP PA|IF_LEG_ACCT

$ awk '{ print NF+1 }' temp.txt

Can you please advice

# 4  
Old 01-07-2008
Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
awk '{ print NF+1 }'

Friend this is taking space as the field separator, I the what he want is '|' as field seperator.
# 5  
Old 01-07-2008
awk -F '|' '{print NF}'
# 6  
Old 01-07-2008
Oops..Got it now..Thanks a LOTT friends

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