dbcolsplittorows man page

dbcolsplittorows — split an existing column into multiple new rows

Synopsis

dbcolsplittorows [-C ElementSeperator] [-e null] [-E] [-N enumerated-name] column [column...]

Description

Split column into pieces, outputting one row for each piece.

By default, any empty fields are ignored. If an empty field value is given with -e, then they produce output.

When a null value is given, empty fields at the beginning and end of lines are suppressed (like perl split).  Unlike perl, if ALL fields are empty, we generate one (and not zero) empty fields.

The inverse of this commend is dbfilepivot.

Options

-C S or --element-separator S

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

-E or --enumerate

Enumerate output columns: rather than assuming the column name uses the element separator, we keep it whole and fill in with indexes starting from 0.

-N or --new-name N

Name the new column N for enumeration. Defaults to "index".

-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.

--help

Show help.

--man

Show full manual.

Sample Usage

Input

    #fsdb name uid
    John_Heidemann  2274
    Greg_Johnson    2275
    Root    0
    # this is a simple database
    #  | dbcol fullname uid
    #  | dbcolrename fullname name

Command

    cat data.fsdb | dbcolsplittorows name

Output

    #fsdb name uid
    John    2274
    Heidemann       2274
    Greg    2275
    Johnson 2275
    Root    0
    # this is a simple database
    #  | dbcol fullname uid
    #  | dbcolrename fullname name
    #  | dbcolsplittorows name

See Also

Fsdb(1). dbcolmerge(1). dbcolsplittocols(1). dbcolrename(1). dbfilepvot(1).

Referenced By

dbcolsplittocols(1), dbfilepivot(1).

2017-02-11 perl v5.24.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation