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Re: split string by comma

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 10, 2012 at 23:35 UTC ( #947257=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to split string by comma

If your sample text reflects a true indication of your needs -- it often doesn't -- then you could use:

$s = '1945,"4,399.00",938,1/10/2012';; print for $s =~ m[("[^"]+"|[^,]+),]g;; 1945 "4,399.00" 938

For data that conforms to the original formulation of 'csv' data, rather than the bastardized corruption of that once de-facto standard that is now foisted upon us, this is all you need, and it usually runs several times faster than Text::CSV* modules.

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