Join David Powers for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing the full-year records, part of Code Clinic: PHP.
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…We've downloaded copies of the full year data for 2001 to 2010.…This is 2001.txt.…Line one is a series of headings and the data is stored in columns below.…But if we scroll across to the right, we…can see that the headings and the columns aren't aligned.…So we'll need to inspect the data in here a little…bit more closely before we can extract the data that we need.…If you click inside line one between any of the…headings and press the right arrow key you move one space…at a time, but if you click between two columns of…data and press the right arrow key, you jump right across.…
So that means we're dealing with tab separated data.…Lets create a script to start extracting the data so we need a new PHP file.…And we call process_years.php.…And I'll see that it's ended up in my RAW data folder, it needs to be in the…top level folder, so I'll move it to problem…one and then we can start work on the script.…First thing we need is variable for the year, we're going to…start with 2001 and then we need to open the file.…
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