How to remove repeating spaces
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Mon Nov 2 17:54:45 CST 2009
put replacetext(fld "Spaces","[ ]+"," ") into fld "Spaces"
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On 3 nov 2009, at 00:51, Bill Vlahos wrote:
> I want to remove repeating spaces in a field. I can write a brute
> force method but before I do that I'd like to see if someone has
> already invented this wheel.
> Basically all I want to do is reduce all multiple instances of
> spaces in a field to a single space. There could be double, triple,
> or more spaces together and I want to reduce them all to just one.
> I can think of a repeating loop that replaces two spaces with one
> and just do it until there aren't any more or do a series of
> replaces four spaces with one, then three spaces with one, then two
> spaces with one but neither of these seem very elegant.
> Bill Vlahos
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