Search / replace

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 22:37:15 CST 2010


Hi Jim,

I appreciate your efforts.

I was struggling with your last solution when I came back to check on the
posts.

Your new solution won't compile the following two lines?

replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText  with "_"

replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText with empty

Glen

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Jim Bufalini <jim at visitrieve.com> wrote:

> Actually what I hastily typed into the last emails won't work. LOL! This is
> because tOffset is always the "difference" between the starting point and
> the found character. I really need to stop these quick answers! Try:
>
> On replaceChar
>        Local tOffset, tCharsToSkip, tFieldText, tTotalOffset
>         ----
>        put 0 into tCharsToSkip
>        put fld "theFieldName" into tFieldText
>        repeat
>                put offset("[",tFieldText,tCharsToSkip) into tOffset
>                if tOffset = 0 then exit repeat
>                 put tCharsToSkip + tOffset into tTotalOffset
>                if char (tTotalOffset - 1) of tFieldText is an integer then
>                        replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText with "_"
>                        put tTotalOffset + 1 into tCharsToSkip
>                else
>                        replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText with empty
>                        put tTotalOffset into tCharsToSkip
>                end if
>         end repeat
>        put tFieldText into fld "theFieldName"
> end replaceChar
>
> Now, if in this one, I misspelled something, just correct it. :-)
>
> Aloha from Hawaii,
>
> Jim Bufalini
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> > bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Jim Bufalini
> > Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:52 PM
> > To: 'How to use Revolution'
> > Subject: RE: Search / replace
> >
> > 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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