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Re: [FR] ob-awk.el specifying a delimeter argument in for output

From: Ihor Radchenko
Subject: Re: [FR] ob-awk.el specifying a delimeter argument in for output
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 12:37:42 +0000

Jeremie Juste <jeremiejuste@gmail.com> writes:

> * Request 
> However If I have a csv file with say semi column delimited values (;)
> I don't get the org table as output
> #+begin_src awk :in-file test1.csv :cmd-line -F ";"
> {print $0}
> #+end_src
> : 123;0;123

> In my opinion, this could be fixed if we could read the :cmd-line
> parameter -F  and use the delimeter argument ; as a parameter to the
> following function

Org knows nothing about your output, by default.
You could as well do something like {print $1+-+$2+-+$3}
What should Org do in such case?

Currently, Org tries to guess the type of arbitrary output. If the
output looks like a table, with fields separated by tabs, commas, or
spaces, it converts the output to table. Otherwise, it is treated as

I guess we might add an option to tell Org which separator to use when
parsing output when :results table header argument is provided (see 16.6
Results of Evaluation section of Org manual). However, you can achieve
the same now, using :post header argument, replacing the separators with
something Org can understand.

Ihor Radchenko // yantar92,
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