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Old 10-28-2007
Creating mailing labels using gawk!


I've got another thread going in this forum section about calculating a particular field of data using a gawk script, but I need help on another issue.

I need to create mailing labels using a gawk script on a data file that looks like this:

Doe|John|12345 Main St.|Disneyland|CA|12345

and the file contains six records like the example above.

On this one I am really stumped and I'm not getting much help on my class forums either, strangely enough.

Where do I need to start?

Thanks so much,

Trellot Smilie
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Old 10-28-2007
awk -F'|' '{printf("%s %s\n%s\n%s,%s %s\n", $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $6)}' myDataFile

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Old 10-28-2007
Originally Posted by vgersh99
awk -F'|' '{printf("%s %s\n%s\n%s,%s %s\n", $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $6)}' myDataFile

"Trellot bows...."

Thanks again, Vgersh! I've been scouring my textbook and my class forums for any help on these issues all weekend long...thanks for taking the pain away, hehe!

Trellot Smilie
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