I have a CSV with a large number of rows and 7 columns. I get the data from another source and it is labeled as say Column 1 is first name, 2 is last, 3 is age, 4 is gender, 5 is city.

I need to be able to scan through to column 2 and if their last name is smith then take that row and remove it and write it to another file where all the smiths will be put.


C++ by the way

I think you're going to want to create a custom class/struct to represent the structure of the data then write a custom comparison function.

struct Sample {
  std::string var1, var2, var3, var4, //...etc...

void readFileLine() {

bool compareBasedOnMember() {
  //return true/false