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Old 06-07-2009
perl newbie question

I have the following question in perl, I have come up with couple of solutions,Perl gurus please help me find the best answer to my question?

You have a PERL database named DataEntryData, and you need to separate out the various values from the DB entry $item, delimited by the ^ sumbol. There are 5 values that need to be named, in this order: rectype, subrec, datasrc, keydate, and code1. How can you separate the values and name them correctly in one PERL command?

solution1:
IFS="^"
# $item=rectype^subrec^datasrc^keydate^doce1
# set -- $item
# arr=( $item )
# echo ${arr[0]} ${arr[1]} ${arr[2] ${arr[3] ${arr[4]}

solution2:
IFS=^
echo "$item" | read arr[1] arr[2] arr[3] arr[4] arr[5]
IFS=","

solution3:
(@params) = split('\^',$item);


Thanks for your time.
ram
# 2  
Old 06-07-2009
those solutions seems like multiple choices. please revise your Perl textbook again( if you have played with Perl, you should already know which one of those solution works. )
# 3  
Old 06-08-2009
How did you come up with those solutions? What output do they give?
 

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