++ed by:
KLEE JONASS VOJ

3 PAUSE users
8 non-PAUSE users.

Nicolas Steenlant
and 16 contributors

NAME

Catmandu::Importer::Text - Package that imports textual data

SYNOPSIS

    # From the command line

    # separate fields by whitespace sequences just like awk
    catmandu convert Text --split '\s+'

    # import all lines starting with '#', omitting this character
    catmandu convert Text --pattern '^#(.*)'

    # In a Perl script

    use Catmandu;

    my $importer = Catmandu->importer('Text' , file => "/foo/bar.txt" );

    # print all lines with line number
    $importer->each(sub {
        my $item = $_[0];
        printf "%d: %s" , $item->{_id} , $item->{text};
    });

DESCRIPTION

This package reads textual input line by line. Each line is imported as item with line number in field _id and text content in field text. Line separators are not included. Lines can further be split by character or pattern and a regular expression can be specified to only import selected lines and to translate pattern groups to fields.

CONFIGURATION

file

Read input from a local file given by its path. Alternatively a scalar reference can be passed to read from a string.

fh

Read input from an IO::Handle. If not specified, Catmandu::Util::io is used to create the input stream from the file argument or by using STDIN.

encoding

Binmode of the input stream fh. Set to :utf8 by default.

fix

An ARRAY of one or more fixes or file scripts to be applied to imported items.

split

Single Character or regular expression (as string with a least two characters), to split each line. Resulting parts are imported in field text as array.

pattern

Regular expression, given as string, to only import matching lines. Whitespaces in patterns are ignored or must be escaped if patterns consists of multiple lines. If the pattern contains capturing groups, captured values are imported in field match instead of text.

For instance dates in YYYY-MM-DD format can be imported as named fields with

   (?<year>\d\d\d\d)-(?<month>\d\d)-(?<day>\d\d)

or as array with

   (\d\d\d\d)-  # year
   (\d\d)-      # month
   (\d\d)       # day

METHODS

Every Catmandu::Importer is a Catmandu::Iterable with all its methods inherited.

SEE ALSO

Catmandu::Exporter::Text

Catmandu::Fix::parse_text

Unix tools awk and sed