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Calculating no. of columns in a flat file

Hi,

I want to find out the no. of columns in a flat file. If it is "," delimited, I am using
awk -F\\, '{print NF;exit}' filename.txt
which is giving me correct results.

But the delimiter can be either comma or pipe delimited. How can I make that provision in Unix?
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sunny82
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woolmilkporcCommented:
awk -F"[,|]" '{print NF;exit}' filename.txt

wmp
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sunny82Author Commented:
Many thanks, it worked great!
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