I'm building an app that pulls data in from an excel .csv file and applying various levels of formatting, moving and mapping. Most everything is figured out except for one hitch with cleaning the data. Here is an example of the data from Excel:
GREAT PERFORMANCES,GREAT PERFORMANCES,57744 ROUND LAKE RD,NEW YORK,NY
"GUASTAVINO'S, INC",GUASTAVINO'S,8250 WESTHEIMER RD,NEW YORK,NY
THE CLARKES GROUP LLC,HUGO'S FROG BAR,915 3RD AVE,CHICAGO,IL
TRIOMPHE RESTAURANT CORP,"GEORGE'S,JEAN",1309 E PUTNAM AVE,NEW YORK,NY
I can't do a straight explode() because of line 3's 2 and 4. There is a "string, string" on both of those lines and I have no control over the data exporting, just cleaning on import.
I've tried a number of non-graceful options and it's killing the processing time. Can anyone think of an elegant solution?
I can't use the MySQL IMPORT functionality, it has to be handled via PHP unfortunately.
posted date: 2008-12-21 14:44:00