[ic] no column name in text file

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Fri Jun 18 00:15:13 EDT 2004

Quoting Jeannie Stevenson (webteam at wes-state.com):
> hello list
> I have a question that seems to not be answered by any docs or mail-list
> I have a text file that I would like to search. However, the file has no
> column names. The file is Pipe delimited and full of date.
> How do I search the text file using IC conventional methods
> Any help or pointers would be appreciated

Hmm. Seems to me this used to be possible, but I bet it stopped
being possible in Minivend 4.

There is currently no way to return the data from the field in
any sort of addressable fashion.

Logic tells me that:

    [loop search="
    title=[loop-param title]
    description=[loop-param description]

should work, but it does not as a mv_head_skip value of zero is

This little patch to TextSearch.pm enables that:

--- /rt/TextSearch.pm	2003-06-18 22:20:30.000000000 -0400
+++ /dl/TextSearch.pm	2004-06-18 00:04:32.000000000 -0400
@@ -194,6 +194,10 @@
 				last if $. >= $s->{mv_head_skip};
+		elsif($s->{mv_field_names}) {
+			$field_names = join $s->{mv_index_delim}, @{$s->{mv_field_names}};
+		}
 		if($field_names) {
 			$field_names =~ s/^\s+//;
 			my @laundry = (qw/mv_search_field mv_range_look mv_return_fields/);

That is for a tab-delimited data, you will have to add:


for pipe-delimited.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
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