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NAME

 AnyData::Format::Fixed - tiedhash & DBI/SQL access to Fixed length data

SYNOPSIS

 use AnyData;
 my $table = adHash( 'Fixed', $filename,'r',{pattern=>'A20 A2'} );
 while (my $row = each %$table) {
     print $row->{name},"\n" if $row->{country} =~ /us|mx|ca/;
 }
 # ... other tied hash operations
 OR
 use DBI
 my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:AnyData:');
 $dbh->func('table1','Fixed', $filename, {pattern=>'A20 A2'},'ad_catalog');
 my $hits = $dbh->selectall_arrayref( qq{
     SELECT name FROM table1 WHERE country = 'us'
 });
 # ... other DBI/SQL operations

DESCRIPTION

This is a parser for fixed length record files. You must specify an unpack pattern listing the widths of the fields e.g. {pattern=>'A3 A7 A20'}. You can either supply the column names or let the module get them for you from the first line of the file. In either case, they should be a comma separated string.
Refer to <http://perldoc.perl.org/functions/pack.html> for the formatting of the pattern.
Please refer to the documentation for AnyData.pm and DBD::AnyData.pm for further details. copyright 2000, Jeff Zucker <jeff@vpservices.com> all rights reserved
2015-01-28 perl v5.20.2