Delete header row and reformat from tab delimited to fixed width

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Delete header row and reformat from tab delimited to fixed width
# 1  
Old 07-06-2011
Delete header row and reformat from tab delimited to fixed width

Hello gurus,

I have a file in a tab delimited format and a header row. I need a code to delete the header in the file, and convert the file to a fixed width format, with all the columns aligned. Below is a sample of the file:
01#10#90004746560#20030124#9999441231#AU71249#0000040000#1 PROCTER & GAMBLE#
0w1#1e0#90006561#2000074444428#999914231#TT424483#100001384483#21111 LAUNDRY#
0ee1#1ee0#90006533362#200007428#99991244431#TT424483#100001443884#21121 DISH CARE#


Last edited by Franklin52; 07-06-2011 at 05:17 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 2  
Old 07-06-2011
the given file is # delimited ( not tab )
# 3  
Old 07-06-2011
sorry I meant to say that it is # delimited, and not tab
# 4  
Old 07-06-2011
something like this ?

$ nawk -F"\#" '{ if(NR>1) {for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){printf("%s\t",$i); if(i==NF){printf("\n")}}}}' test
01      10      90004746560     20030124        9999441231      AU71249 0000040000      1 PROCTER & GAMBLE              
0w1     1e0     90006561        2000074444428   999914231       TT424483        100001384483    21111 LAUNDRY           
0ee1    1ee0    90006533362     200007428       99991244431     TT424483        100001443884    21121 DISH CARE

# 5  
Old 07-06-2011
yes, something like this, but columns 7, 8 & 9 are misaligned
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

Convert a fixed width file to a delimited file

Hi - this is a generic question .... is there any utility which can convert a fixed width file format to a delimited file (any given character delimited) ? (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: i4ismail
5 Replies

2. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

awk to parse current and next row in tab-delimited file

Hi there, I would like to use awk to reformat a tab-delimited file containing three columns as follows: Data file: sample 1 173 sample 269 530 sample 687 733 sample 1699 1779 Desired output file: sample 174..265, 531..686, 734..1698 I need the value... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: emiley
5 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Insert a header record (tab delimited) in multiple files

Hi Forum. I'm struggling to find a solution for the following issue. I have multiple files a1.txt, a2.txt, a3.txt, etc. and I would like to insert a tab-delimited header record at the beginning of each of the files. This is my code so far but it's not working as expected. for i in... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: pchang
2 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to add a header to a tab delimited .txt file?

Hi, I have a tab delimited document with 18 columns. My file looks like: comp1000201_c0_seq1 comp1000201_c0 337 183.51 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 ---NA--- 337 0 0 - comp1000297_c0_seq1 comp1000297_c0 612 458.50 ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: alisrpp
1 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

[Solved] Append an header to a tab delimited file

Dear All, I would like to find an automatic way to add a given code which belong to a class at the end of the column , for example this is my input file: 0610009O20Rik V$VMYB_01 310 (+) 1 0.971 v-Myb V$EVI1_04 782 (-) 0.763 0.834 Evi-1 V$ELK1_02 1966 (-) 1 0.984 Elk-1... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: paolo.kunder
4 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Parse tab delimited file, check condition and delete row

I am fairly new to programming and trying to resolve this problem. I have the file like this. CHROM POS REF ALT 10_sample.bam 11_sample.bam 12_sample.bam 13_sample.bam 14_sample.bam 15_sample.bam 16_sample.bam tg93 77 T C T T T T T tg93 79 ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: empyrean
4 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Ignore Header and Footer and Sort the data in fixed width file

Hi Experts, I want to Sort the data in fixed width file where i have Header and Footer also in file. I m using below commad to do the sort based on field satarting from 15 position to 17 position , but it is not ignoring the Header and Footer of the file while sorting. In the output i am... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: sasikari
5 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

convert # delimited text file to fixed width

Hello gurus, I have a file containing 5 columns delimited by '#' as shown in the example below: HRP1000-PLVAR#HRP1000-OTYPE#HRP1000-OBJID#HRP1000-BEGDA#HRP1000-ENDDA# 99991231#AU7129#000000000#1 PROCTER & GAMBLE# 99991231#TT4283#1000013883#21111 LAUNDRY# 99991231#TT4283#1000013884#21121 DISH... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: chumsky
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

row to column and position data in to fixed column width

Dear friends, Below is my program and current output. I wish to have 3 or 4 column output in order to accomodate in single page. i do have subsequent command to process after user enter the number. Program COUNT=1 for MYDIR in `ls /` do VOBS=${MYDIR} echo "${COUNT}. ${MYDIR}" ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: baluchen
4 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

Converting a Delimited File to Fixed width file

Hi, I have a delimited file generated by a database and i need to convert it to fixed width file using the field length of the database. Can any body suggest me how can i proceed with it? :confused: Thanks Raghavan (2 Replies)
Discussion started by:
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question