Search / replace

Jim Bufalini jim at visitrieve.com
Fri Feb 19 23:06:58 CST 2010


put "_" into char tTotalOffset of tFieldText 

put empty into char tTotalOffset of tFieldText

or 

replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText with "_" in tFieldText

replace char tTotalOffset of tFieldText with empty in tFieldText

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Glen Bojsza
> Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 6:37 PM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Search / replace
> 
> 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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