dbcolmerge man page

dbcolmerge — merge multiple columns into one

Synopsis

dbcolmerge [-C ElementSeparator] [columns...]

Description

For each row, merge multiple columns down to a single column, joining elements with ElementSeparator (defaults to a single underscore).

Options

-C S or --element-separator S

Specify the separator used to join columns. (Defaults to a single underscore.)

-e E or --empty E

give value E as the value for empty (null) records

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d

Enable debugging output.

-i or --input InputSource

Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or "-" for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.

-o or --output OutputDestination

Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or "-" for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.

--autorun or --noautorun

By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The "--(no)autorun" option controls that behavior within Perl.

--header H

Use H as the full Fsdb header, rather than reading a header from then input.

--help

Show help.

--man

Show full manual.

Sample Usage

Input

    #fsdb      first   last
    John    Heidemann
    Greg    Johnson
    Root    -
    # this is a simple database
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcol fullname
    #  | dbcolrename fullname first_last
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcolsplit -C _ first_last
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcol first last

Command

    cat data.fsdb | dbcolmerge -C _ first last

Output

    #fsdb      first   last    first_last
    John    Heidemann       John_Heidemann
    Greg    Johnson Greg_Johnson
    Root    -        Root_
    # this is a simple database
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcol fullname
    #  | dbcolrename fullname first_last
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcolsplit first_last
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcol first last
    #  | /home/johnh/BIN/DB/dbcolmerge -C _ first last

See Also

Fsdb. dbcolsplittocols. dbcolsplittorows. dbcolrename.

Referenced By

dbcolsplittocols(1), dbcolsplittorows(1), dbfilepivot(1).

2017-06-05 perl v5.26.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation