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troubleshooting Question

Perl or Unix Shell script to replace 4th column value to the left of a specific text in a csv file

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Unix OSPerlShell Scripting
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Refer to the attached sample file;  my actual file has thousands of lines of the same

I need a script urgently that would allow me to
a) search a specific (case-sensitive) text in the last column of the csv file (script is to
     allow me to input the text as the 1st parameter)
b) then for the 4th column in the csv file, replace the value with another value
    (this new value is to be taken as a parameter).

So, for example, if your script is called  replvalue.pl or replvalue.sh,
then I just need to execute it as :

# replvalue.pl "CPUTotalLoad Repaired" 3.0
so the above wud change the last line of the csv to :
2898,29/4/2010  9:12:27 AM,664.8,3.0,,Medium,UNIX-HP,Globl Ops,29/4/2010  8:17:54 PM,665.4,29/4/2010  8:17:44 PM,incident,,UKOPPMB2.AG.UK UxsA2_CPUTotalLoad Repaired Critical