Search / replace

Jim Bufalini jim at visitrieve.com
Fri Feb 19 23:40:42 EST 2010


And lastly, before someone else points it out, since in all cases you are
eliminating the "[" char, you don't need to use either tCharsToSkip or
tTotalOffset. But, it's a good example if you weren't always replacing the
"[" char. This is absolutely my last post on this topic!

I 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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