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Posted on 2008-10-21
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I have a csv files which is produced dynamically
based on first record I need to sort the data and make different csvfiles

for example, in the file below,I need three different files with the records starting with
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH, ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE, ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE

ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,5 - 10%,5 - 10%,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,10 - 15%,10 - 15%,English-American,,4,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,15 - 20%,15 - 20%,English-American,,5,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,> 20%,>20%,English-American,,6,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,1,1,English-American,,1,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,2,2,English-American,,2,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,3,3,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,4,4,English-American,,4,Y,Y,N,All
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Primary,Primary,English-American,,1,Y,Y,N,All
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Secondary,Secondary,English-American,,2,Y,Y,N,All
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Tertiary,Tertiary,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All

exmple output

file1.csv

ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,5 - 10%,5 - 10%,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,10 - 15%,10 - 15%,English-American,,4,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,15 - 20%,15 - 20%,English-American,,5,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,> 20%,>20%,English-American,,6,Y,Y,N,All

file2.csv

ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,1,1,English-American,,1,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,2,2,English-American,,2,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,3,3,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE,4,4,English-American,,4,Y,Y,N,All

file3.csv

ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Primary,Primary,English-American,,1,Y,Y,N,All
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Secondary,Secondary,English-American,,2,Y,Y,N,All
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE,Tertiary,Tertiary,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
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Question by:conversekid
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by:edster9999
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Here is a script that splits them and names the files after that first field :


#!/bin/bash
 

cat test1.txt |while read line; do

        filename=`echo $line | awk -F, '{print $1}'`

        echo "$line" >> $filename.csv

done

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by:edster9999
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$ ls *.csv
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH.csv  
ACCNT_SURVEY_TYPE.csv  
ACCOUNT_ASSIGN_ROLE.csv


example output file :

$ cat ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH.csv
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,5 - 10%,5 - 10%,English-American,,3,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,10 - 15%,10 - 15%,English-American,,4,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,15 - 20%,15 - 20%,English-American,,5,Y,Y,N,All
ACCNT_REVN_GROWTH,> 20%,>20%,English-American,,6,Y,Y,N,All
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by:conversekid
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Great! your expertise is really appreciated....Its working but I am getting -ambiguous redirect- ..Is there any way we can avoid it?
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edster9999 earned 500 total points
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I based it on the file you gave.  
Are there other lines or blank line or anything like that ?

you could add in an echo line to show each line so you can spot which ones give errors and then put them up here and I'll adjust the file to fit that.

#!/bin/bash

 

cat test1.txt |while read line; do

        echo "Testing - $line"

        filename=`echo $line | awk -F, '{print $1}'`

        echo "$line" >> $filename.csv

done

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by:conversekid
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Hey Thats fine..As long as it works..Because the files are randomly generated everyday..
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