process data in steps of 50 lines

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Jun 7 10:42:44 CDT 2011


If you are not planning to change anything in the data itself, then you can use the repeat for each line theLine of theData form in your inner loop. 

But I do not see the advantage of doing it in blocks of 50, unless there is something about the data that requires it. 

Bob


On Jun 7, 2011, at 6:05 AM, Matthias Rebbe wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> i have a variable which contains data with unspecified number of lines. It can be 3 but it can also be 9000 or whatever.
> 
> I need to do some calculations with each line of that data, but want to do it in steps of e.g. 50 lines.
> 
> I thought i would do that with 2 repeat loops ( one within the other). 
> 
> Something like this
> 
> 
> repeat with i = 1 to the number of lines of DATA step 50
> 
>      repeat with k = 0 to 49
>           do what ever with line (i+k) of DATA
>     end repeat
> 
> end repeat
> 
> 
> I could access  each line then in the repeat loop with line (i+k), but how do i take care if the number of lines are not a multiple of 50?
> 
> Is my solution the right one or is there a better way?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Matthias
> 
> 
> 
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