Search / replace

Jim Bufalini jim at visitrieve.com
Fri Feb 19 21:52:04 CST 2010


I missed the *end if* ;-) (see below)


> Glen Bojsza 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.
> 
> Use the *offset()* function as in:
> 
> On replaceChar
> 	Local tOffset, tCharsToSkip, tFieldText
> 	----
> 	put 0 into tCharsToSkip
> 	put fld "theFieldName" into tFieldText
> 	repeat
> 		put offset("[",tFieldText,tCharsToSkip) into tOffset
> 		if tOffset = 0 then exit repeat
> 		if char (tOffset - 1) of tFieldText is an integer then
> 			replace char tOffset of tFieldText with "_"
> 			put tOffset + 1 into tCharsToSkip
> 		else
> 			replace char tOffset of tFieldText with empty
> 			put tOffset into tCharsToSkip
		END IF
> 	end repeat
> 	put tFieldText into fld "theFieldName"
> end replaceChar
> 
> Aloha from Hawaii,
> 
> Jim Bufalini
> 
> 
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