[Pdx-pm] Parsing CSV Files

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Fri Feb 28 18:30:03 PST 2020

Text::CSV_XS is pretty much the standard.  

> On Feb 28, 2020, at 8:27 PM, Andrew Clapp <andrew.clapp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello folks, I'm seeking advice on a module if anyone out there knows
> of something that's already there.
> I'm looking at a few different options from cpan but I'm stuck on
> finding a ready made solution for this one.  There's gotta be
> something I missed.  Here's the problem in brief.
> I have to parse a CSV file, but it's double-quote wrapped, with commas
> in the fields.
> Example with a header...
> "ID","name","desc","detailed desc"
> "1234","thing","A nifty phrase that's easy to read","some, list, of
> things, with commas, not so easy"
> I've tried Pasrse::CSV which looks promising, and tried doing it
> myself, which works, but it's kludgey beyond useful legibility.  I
> believe there's a good way to do this that I've not seen yet.
> Ideas?
> Thanks for looking.
> -ASC
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> Andrew S. Clapp
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