Split a record ( in a row) and make it as new row


 
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Old 08-12-2008
Split a record ( in a row) and make it as new row

Hi All,

The following is the scenario

id name
--------------
1 William;Johnson
2 Azim;Abdul
3 Grasim
.
.
etc....

I need the following output

id name
--------------
1 William
1 Johnson
2 Azim
2 Abdul
3 Grasim
.
.
..etc

Please tell me the way to achieve the solution.

Thanks in advance!!!!
# 2  
Old 08-12-2008
Split a record ( in a row) and make it as new row

Hi All,

Record is splitted by ';'. I need to handle the special character and make the ';'-separated data in to rows

Thanks!!!
# 3  
Old 08-12-2008
Code:
awk -F';| ' '{for(i=2;i<=NF;i++) print $1,$i}' file

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