On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM, ideal one <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> =A0 =A0 I have a pipe seperated txt file, i need to read the data and wor=
k
> on it.
> Data looks like this:
> file
> test1|acount1|emp1
> test2|acount2|emp2
> test3|acount3|emp3
> test4|acount4|emp4
>
> when i say emp3, it should display 'test3' value and so on.

You can use CSV and put data in a Hash.  This should get you started:

$ ruby19 -r csv -e 'CSV.new(ARGF, col_sep:"|").each{|r| p r}' <<CSV
test1|acount1|emp1
test2|acount2|emp2
test3|acount3|emp3
test4|acount4|emp4
CSV
["test1", "acount1", "emp1"]
["test2", "acount2", "emp2"]
["test3", "acount3", "emp3"]
["test4", "acount4", "emp4"]

Kind regards

robert


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