Divide Large Data Blob?

Craig Newman craig at starfirelighting.com
Mon May 16 14:19:08 EDT 2022


Can you get the number of lines of the whole blob, if lines are pertinent, divide that number by 3, and search from there? Another words, if you had 1000 lines, divide by 3 and search from line 333 to 666.


> On May 16, 2022, at 1:46 PM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I have a large chunk of data that I want to
> search as quickly as possible.  
> Unfortunately the part I want to search is the 
> middle third of the data.  The other thirds at 
> the beginning and at the end are just junk and 
> slow down my search so I want to get rid of them.
> I don’t want to search line by line as that
> takes way too long.
> There’s no unique character dividing any
> of these data regions.
> What’s the best way to do this?
> Thanks in advance!
> Rick
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