[Tfug] OT: Fairly simple relational database quick job bids...

TR trexx at pobox.com
Fri Oct 1 11:19:27 MST 2010

So you from your example you want

or pehaps
1234543  - 2 - - 5 6 7 - -

This could be done in AWK but I would opt for using Oracle external table,
so never really in the database, do a join and spew out the result.   Could
be done in matter of minutes, if the data does not need other cleansing.
If for a no- for-profit organization I would do gratis.    But I am
unavailable until the weekend of the 9th.

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Jim March <1.jim.march at gmail.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> I need a contract on what we think is a fairly simple relational
> database problem.
> What he's got is "raw data" somebody to chew on.
> He has two .CSV files.
> The first is 112megs, listing people and details about them as a
> single line (record).  There's a unique ID number in one field.
> The second is 100megs, with each record only three fields long.  The
> first field contains the unique ID number, the second contains a
> number for an event they participated in, the third is not really
> relevant.  For each person there will be several lines (records).
> Example:
> 1234543,2
> 1234543,5
> 1234543,6
> 1234543,7
> This tells us that voter 1234543 was involved in events 2, 5, 6 and 7.
> One complication: it's common for the data on events to contain a ID
> number of "123456" where the main data on the people lists the ID
> number as "00123456".  That'll have to be parsed somehow.
> What we need is all this combined into a flat database, still a .CSV
> so he can import it into Filemaker Pro.  In other words, it'll have
> extra fields showing which events this particular person was involved
> in.
> I'm thinking probably a simple bash script could do it, or use the
> database tool of your choice with .CSV output.
> There would be a strict non-disclosure on this - nobody is supposed to
> ever sell this mailing list for commercial purposes.  You'll get it in
> an encrypted .ZIP file and give it back that way, passwords
> transmitted by phone.
> What would this cost?
> Thanks!
> Jim
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