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dbcolmerge: merge multiple columns into one

NAME

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.
--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

AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1991-2008 by John Heidemann <johnh [at] isi.edu>

This program is distributed under terms of the GNU general public license, version 2. See the file COPYING with the distribution for details.

SEE ALSO

Fsdb. dbcolsplittocols. dbcolsplittorows. dbcolrename.