filter command - problems

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 13 10:46:26 CST 2006


Works here
Mac OSX 10.4.8, Rev 2.7.2

Be sure that your itemDel is set to TAB, or item 1 of container will not be
what you think.

Tabs can indeed be used in the filter command.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas


On 11/13/06 8:28 AM, "Chris Sheffield" <cmsheffield at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can anyone tell me why this isn't working?
> 
> I've got a field with contents like this:
> 
> 1.0[tab]3[tab]0[tab]3
> 1.3[tab]1[tab]0[tab]1
> 1.5[tab]2[tab]0[tab]2
> 2.0[tab]5[tab]0[tab]5
> 3.0i[tab]50[tab]0[tab]50
> 4.5c[tab]1[tab]0[tab]1
> 8.0[tab]10[tab]0[tab]10
> 
> Where [tab] = an actual tab character. I want to apply a filter like
> this:
> 
> filter tLevelInfoTemp with (item 1 of tLicense & tab & "*")
> 
> The variable tLevelInfoTemp contains the contents of the field, where
> "item 1 of tLicense" would contain one of the values in the first
> column of the field contents (1.0, 1.3, 1.5, etc.). For some reason
> the above filter does not work. I get an empty string returned. It
> seems like I've used this kind of filter before and had it work just
> fine, but maybe I'm wrong about that. If I remove the tab from the
> filter, it sort of works. For example, if item 1 of tLicense is
> "3.0i", I do get back that line. However, if item 1 of tLicense is
> "3.0", I still get back the line starting with "3.0i", which is not
> what I want.
> 
> So why is it I can't use the tab as part of the filter to help
> identify the correct line? Or am I going about this filter thing all
> wrong? Any help is appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Chris
> 
> 
> 
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