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NAME ^

Text::CSV::Slurp - convert CSV into an array of hashes, or an array of hashes into CSV

SUMMARY ^

I often need to take a CSV file that has a header row and turn it into a perl data structure for further manipulation. This package does that in as few steps as possible.

I added a create method in version 0.8 because sometimes you just want to create some bog standard CSV from an array of hashes.

USAGE ^

 use Text::CSV::Slurp;
 use strict;

 # load data from CSV input

 my $data = Text::CSV::Slurp->load(file       => $filename   [,%options]);
 my $data = Text::CSV::Slurp->load(filehandle => $filehandle [,%options]);
 my $data = Text::CSV::Slurp->load(string     => $string     [,%options]);

 # create a string of CSV from an array of hashes
 my $csv  = Text::CSV::Slurp->create( input => \@array_of_hashes [,%options]);

METHODS ^

new

 my $slurp = Text::CSV::Slurp->new();

Instantiate an object.

load

  my $data = Text::CSV::Slurp->load(file => $filename);
  my $data = $slurp->load(file => $filename);

Returns an arrayref of hashrefs. Any extra arguments are passed to Text::CSV. The first line of the CSV is assumed to be a header row. Its fields are used as the keys for each of the hashes.

create

 my $csv = Text::CSV::Slurp->create( input => \@array_of_hashes [,%options]);
 my $csv = $slurp->create( input => \@array_of_hashes [,%options]);

 my $file = "/path/to/output/file.csv";

 open( FH, ">$file" ) || die "Couldn't open $file $!";
 print FH $csv;
 close FH;

Creates CSV from an arrayref of hashrefs and returns it as a string. All optional arguments are passed to Text::CSV except for field_order, which is used to determine the fields and order in which they appear in the CSV. For example:

 my $csv = Text::CSV::Slurp->create( input => \@array_of_hashes, field_order => ['one','three','two'] );

If field_order is not supplied then the sorted keys of the first hash in the input are used instead.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Text::CSV

IO::File

Test::Most - for tests only

LICENCE ^

GNU General Public License v3

SOURCE ^

Available at https://github.com/babf/Text-CSV-Slurp

SEE ALSO ^

Text::CSV

Spreadsheet::Read

THANKS ^

To Kyle Albritton for suggesting and testing the create method

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