JP Vossen on 18 Jul 2011 21:08:57 -0700

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[PLUG] DBD:CSV, DBD::AnyData & M$ "Log Parser"

Last night at PLUG W I was trying to recall the name of the Perl DBI/DBD "driver" that allows you to read and write CSV (and other, I thought) files as if they were SQL DBs.

I knew I'd seen it, and I was trying to follow it up after writing some brute-force Perl code to clean up some cruft in my rhythmdb.xml file. So I was Googling for "perl DBD XML" and finding only DBD::AnyData, which looked cool but wasn't ringing any bells. I also wasn't finding it in the PLUG ML archives.

When I got home I thought to Google "perl dbd cvs" and the #1 hit was of course DBD::CVS. <face-palm>

Either way, pretty cool stuff.

Also semi-related, a free tool from M$ called the "Microsoft Log Parser" that does similar things, see my previous post:

AAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!! And *there* is the darn reference to DBD::CVS! I *knew* I sent that to PLUG, but I couldn't find it in the ML archives because I was still searching for the wrong name! <double-face-palm>

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