Search / replace

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 22:44:18 EST 2010


Thanks Kay,

I will play with offset but I think the trick will be covering each
different number of ['s per line.

Glen

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Glen,
>
> look up offset in the Rev Dictionary.
>
> If you are sure that there is no possibility of a space between the
> number and [, then something like this should work:
>
>  if (char (offset("[",tMyLine) - 1) of tMyLine is an integer) then
>    --script to replace with "_"
>  else
>    --script to replace with empty
>  end if
>
> HTH
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Glen Bojsza <gbojsza at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry to bother everyone but either I'm tired or brain dead.
> >
> > I have a field which has hundreds of lines.
> >
> > For all [ in the field I need to check to see if the character to it's
> > immediate left is a number.
> >
> > If it is a number then the [ is to be converted into an _.
> >
> > If it is not a number then the [ is to be removed (no substitution or
> > spaces).
> >
> > I need to be able to cycle through the entire field which each line may
> > contain several [.
> >
> > Any thoughts would be appreciated as I have tried using a combination of
> > find characters and foundchunk on the field without success.
> >
> > thanks,
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