Nadim Zaidi Nadim Zaidi - 14 days ago 8
Python Question

Printing selected columns from a csv file in Python

I have some code here:

with open("dsasa.csv", 'rb') as csvfile:
content = csv.reader(csvfile, delimiter='|')
for row in content:
print row```


I would like to print columns 2, 3, 4 from the csv file in the following format:

4556 | 432432898904 | Joseph Henry


4544 | 54522238904 | Mark Mulligan


I have two issues which I am encountering. One is that the delimiter pipe (|) is not appearing between the columns. The second issue is that I cannot print the specific columns I want by doing the manual way, ie.
print row[2], row[3], row[4]


I looked at online info and tried a few different solutions but I can't seem to find the route to get this to work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer

Try this:

with open("dsasa.csv", 'rb') as csvfile:
    content = csv.reader(csvfile)
    for row in content:
        print "|".join([row[2],row[3],row[4]])

The delimiter argument within csv.reader refers to the input file not the output.