Converting unstructured data to structured data


 
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# 1  
Converting unstructured data to structured data

Hi,

Can someone help in converting the below unstructured data to a CSV format please.

Code:
{
  "branchId" : "BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG",
  "branchName" : "NEWYORK-SSDF",
  "branchProductId" : "72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF",
  "PreferenceId" : "BASDBVcbzcYHcb",
  "emailId" : "hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com",
  "firstName" : "FNM",
  "lastName" : "LNM",
  "middleName" : "",
  "userId" : "LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"
}

Output required:

Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,middleName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb", "hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com", "FNM","LNM","","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

Thanks in advance
Naveen

Last edited by Don Cragun; 06-06-2016 at 02:29 AM.. Reason: Add CODE tags.
# 2  
Would this work?
Code:
perl -ne '@c=/(\w+)"\s+:\s+("[^"]+")/ and push @h, $c[0] and push @r, $c[1]; END{$"=","; print "@h\n@r\n"}' naveen.file

Output:
Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb","hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com","FNM","LNM","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

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# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aia
Would this work?
Code:
perl -ne '@c=/(\w+)"\s+:\s+("[^"]+")/ and push @h, $c[0] and push @r, $c[1]; END{$"=","; print "@h\n@r\n"}' naveen.file

Output:
Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb","hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com","FNM","LNM","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

Works like a treat, thanks Aia Smilie but why is the "middleName" field is missed ? is that because it doesn't contain any value.
# 4  
Code:
#!/bin/bash

header=(); values=()

while IFS=":" read var val
do
  if [[ "$var" =~ "\"" ]]; then

  var="${var//\"/}"; var="${var% }"
   [[ "${#header[@]}" -eq "0" ]] && header=("$var") || header=("${header[@]}","$var")

  val="${val# }"; val="${val%,}"
   [[ "${#values[@]}" -eq "0" ]] && values=("$val") || values=("${values[@]}","$val")

  fi

done <inputfile

printf "%s\n%s\n" "${header[@]}" "${values[@]}"

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Quote:
Originally Posted by junior-helper
Code:
#!/bin/bash

header=(); values=()

while IFS=":" read var val
do
  if [[ "$var" =~ "\"" ]]; then

  var="${var//\"/}"; var="${var% }"
   [[ "${#header[@]}" -eq "0" ]] && header=("$var") || header=("${header[@]}","$var")

  val="${val# }"; val="${val%,}"
   [[ "${#values[@]}" -eq "0" ]] && values=("$val") || values=("${values[@]}","$val")

  fi

done <inputfile

printf "%s\n%s\n" "${header[@]}" "${values[@]}"

Thanks junior-helper. It works Smilie
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by naveen.kuppili
Works like a treat, thanks Aia Smilie but why is the "middleName" field is missed ? is that because it doesn't contain any value.
It is because I did not pay enough attention. Apologies.
Please, try the following:
Code:
perl -ne '@c=/(\w+)"\s+:\s+("[^"]*")/ and push @h, $c[0] and push @r, $c[1]; END{$"=","; print "@h\n@r\n"}' naveen.file


Output:

Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,middleName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb","hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com","FNM","LNM","","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"


Last edited by Aia; 06-06-2016 at 02:43 AM..
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# 7  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aia
It is because I did not pay enough attention. Apologies.
Please, try the following:
Code:
perl -ne '@c=/(\w+)"\s+:\s+("[^"]*")/ and push @h, $c[0] and push @r, $c[1]; END{$"=","; print "@h\n@r\n"}' naveen.file


Output:

Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,middleName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb","hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com","FNM","LNM","","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

Thanks Aia. Also, if we have two or more sets of data instead of one as mentioned below

Code:
{
  "branchId" : "BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG",
  "branchName" : "NEWYORK-SSDF",
  "branchProductId" : "72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF",
  "PreferenceId" : "BASDBVcbzcYHcb",
  "emailId" : "hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com",
  "firstName" : "FNM",
  "lastName" : "LNM",
  "middleName" : "",
  "userId" : "LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"
}

{
  "branchId" : "BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG",
  "branchName" : "NEWYORK-SSDF",
  "branchProductId" : "72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF",
  "userId" : "LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"
}

And what changes are required to get the output as below

Code:
branchId,branchName,branchProductId,PreferenceId,emailId,firstName,lastName,middleName,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","BASDBVcbzcYHcb", "hjbasf7hh4aBSDFU@mymail.com", "FNM","LNM","","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

branchId,branchName,branchProductId,userId
"BNSFGDJNSJG-73264HB-132131BNHJFSDG","NEWYORK-SSDF","72Y5HFHSF7H3RUNAWEF","LSDFJDSJMDFG238487ybsgfd"

 

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