This is my first foray into turning a current perl (.pl) script into a bit of code within WordPress. We're looking to migrate this process/page which resides on an old web server into WordPress. Please be gentle. :)
Currently, a user completes an HTML form providing search criteria and upon submitting the form, it's posted to a .pl page. A tab(or space)delimited text file (.dat) is read into that .pl page/script. The script sets up arrays to hold the columns/fields from the file. Based upon criteria passed to the .pl file from an html form (name, date, record number, etc.) a sub runs in the .pl file and when a successful match for a record is found, it then formats those returned fields which have been placed into variables as HTML, creating a table row to hold the retrieved data.
I'm unsure if there's a plugin to accomplish this or whether a function call in PHP would be the route to take.
I appreciate any assistance to get me moving in the right direction. I can provide whatever information/specifics if necessary.
Thanks so much in advance.