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Old 06-05-2009
Updating specific fields with awk using conditions

Can someone help me again, I think with awk? I have a file with 4 columns (pipe-delimited):

I just want to convert the last field so that e1 is now 'message 1', e2 is 'message 2', e0 is 'message 3', etc. I don't want to change any other columns because the e0-e10 code may appear as part of a description elsewhere in the file so it has to be only the last field that should change.

This will convert like 'e1' by itself but not ':e1' or 'e1:e10', etc.
awk 'BEGIN{OFS=FS="|"} $4=="e1"||$4==":e1"{$4="message 1"}{print}' myfile

If I did this, the entire last field changes to one error message:
awk 'BEGIN{OFS=FS="|"} $4~"e1"{$4="message 1"}{print}' myfile

How do I handle about 10 different codes in one awk statement and also convert the colon that separates the 'e' codes to a comma in the last field after I spit out a friendly message so I get this...

a0|b0|c0|message 1,message 2
a1|b1|c1|message 0
a2|b2|c2|message 0, message 1
a100|b100|c100|message 5, message 10
Everytime I try to write an if-else into the block, my awk code blows up...

# 2  
Old 06-05-2009
This could work for you

awk 'BEGIN{OFS=FS="|"}
if ( secondpart == "e" )
  $4=sprintf("message %d, message %d", n1, n2)
else if ( firstpart == "e" )
    $4=sprintf("message %d", n1)
}' myfile

# 3  
Old 06-08-2009
Thanks for your help. The only problem is that it only works if those are actual values which won't normally be the case in real world situations.

Those are examples to make it easy to get the point across problem across.
Sample data:

I was trying convert the last field codes to something like this:

01440|27722011|37271144|Invalid Product,Invalid SKU
03421|908900-APA-2121|90-APAJL-11AAP|Missing Quantity
43033|21XZ121L|QUMU34121A|Missing Quantity,Invalid Product
45131|10-11-21AJQX|34PAM-42|Unknown Destination

Thanks for your help/time though.
# 4  
Old 06-08-2009
Having a 'look up' file gia.cfg:
PI|Invalid Product
SK|Invalid SKU
QM|Missing Quantity
UD|Unknown Destination

and a file gia.txt to be processed:

nawk -f gia.awk gia.cfg gia.txt



  STRunknown="Unknown Key"
  n=split($NF, a, SEPlistIN)
  for(i=1;i<=n; i++)
    str=( ((i==1)? "":str SEPlistOUT)  ((a[i] in key)? key[a[i]] : STRunknown) )

Last edited by vgersh99; 08-19-2009 at 09:00 AM..
# 5  
Old 06-08-2009
Thank you. This was a very good solution since I already had a lookup table so no need to hardcode.


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