Re: need to trim spaces from sqlplus output

Thanks everyone for the info.  I will be implementing this week, and I will
let you know how it went.

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 11:26 PM, De DBA <dedba@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I don't know if this is already answered or not, excuse me if it is.
>
> As a Perl nut, I do believe that there's something to say for using sed to
> do stream editing, nothing laughable about that  ;) . To complete the sed
> command:
>
> sed -e 's/[\ \t]*|/|/g' \
>    -e 's/|[\ \t]*/|/g' \
>    -e 's/^[\ \t]*//'  \
>    -e 's/[\ \t]*$//'
>
> Note there is an escaped space (\ ) before the escaped t (tab - \t ). This
> will strip whitespace (excluding newlines) from the beginning and end of
> each column, including leading and trailing columns. If you use a sql script
> you can easily incorporate it as:
>
> sqlplus -s / @my.script | sed -e 's/[\ \t]*|/|/g' -e 's/|[\ \t]*/|/g' -e
> 's/^[\ \t]*//' -e 's/[\ \t]*$//'
>
> Cheers,
> Tony
>
>
> Andrew Kerber wrote:
>
>> Well, the trouble is I do actually need a delimiter there, I am using set
>> colsep '|' so I have a pipe delimiter.  If there was a way to trim the data
>> before the column separator it would be nice, but I couldnt figure out any
>> way to do it.  I ended up using a sed command to trim the resulting output
>> that seems to work.
>>
>> sed 's# *|#|#g' infile.csv | sed 's/|[ ]*/|/g' > output.txt
>>
>> Probably a real sed guru wouldnt need the pipe, and no doubt a perl guy
>> would laugh at this, but it gets the job done for a guy whose primary
>> Unix/Linux experience comes from having to figure stuff out from the dba
>> point of view.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM, <Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:
>> Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>>
>>  <snip>
>>
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