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Cannot put extra delimiter after fetching null value in perl

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hi,

I have a problem. In this code below, I am getting a “semi-colon” delimited csv file from a table. But if last column has null value, it is not putting that extra semi-colon at the end.

So we are getting results as (D is null here in database)

A;B;C;D
1;2;3;

instead of 1;2;3;;

Where am I going wrong??
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my $sth1= $dbh->prepare($query) or die "Unable to prepare the statement";

$sth1->execute();

my $text_file = "$ENV{'DATA'}" .  $run_date . "_" . "XYZ.dat";

open(FILE, "> $text_file") or die "Unable to open the file";

my $header=$sth1->{NAME};

print FILE join(";", @$header) . "\n";

while(my $row1=$sth1->fetchrow_arrayref())

{
 
print FILE join(";", @$row1) . "\n";


}

close(FILE);

$sth1->finish;
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Question by:sunny82
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by:farzanj
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Nothing wrong.  This is the way it is supposed to behave.  Look carefully, even in the header, there are only 3 semi colons and nothing after the last column.  So it is consistent and correct.
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by:sunny82
ID: 37824448
Ok thank you. I am also getting a warning ----

Use of uninitialized value $row1 in join or string at XYZ.pl line 70.
(print FILE join line)

Is this also normal? What can I do to prevent this?
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farzanj earned 500 total points
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Yes, you have to supress the warning messages by doing this:


while(my $row1=$sth1->fetchrow_arrayref())
{
no warnings;
print FILE join(";", @$row1) . "\n";
}
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by:sunny82
ID: 37824562
Great many thanks :)
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