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Old 01-15-2008
Bug AWK substitution

I need to copy field 2 to field 3 for only those records that have the 1st field equal to account

e.g. file


after running awk script should look like

# 2  
Old 01-15-2008
awk '{FS="|";if ( $1 == "account" ){$3 = $2}{print $0}}' file

should work
# 3  
Old 01-15-2008
awk '$1=="account"{$3=$2}1' FS="|" OFS="|" filename


awk '($1=="account"&&$3=$2)||1' FS="|" OFS="|" filename

Use nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.
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Old 01-15-2008
awk 'BEGIN {FS="|"; OFS="|"} {if ($1 == "account") {$3 = $2}; print}'

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Old 01-15-2008
Cheers for that, seems all the solutions work
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