drvaughan55 at mac.com
Wed Jul 31 06:18:01 EDT 2002
On Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 08:42 , Yves Coppé wrote:
> is it possible to write a function which should extract an item of a
> list BUT the itemDel should be, NOT one Char, but a charset of 3 chars !
Is the real problem here the fact that you _must_ use the
three-character delimiter? Otherwise you could just take a copy of the
data and use
replace "*$*" with comma in dataCopy
then access items as usual.
However, while the documentation says "The itemDelimiter is a single
character" you can in fact set it to a string as long as you capture a
little problem in the result.
For example, if your delimiter were "BOO" and the string Fred contains
"OneBOOTwoBOOThreeBOOFour" then the code
set itemDelimiter to "BOO"
put char 3 to -1 of item 2 of Fred
produces "Two", as you desire.
Note that I stripped the first two characters in the answer. The item
separates at the first character of the string set as the itemDelimiter.
If you just said "put item 2 of Fred" then it would return "OOTwo"
Two issues though:
1. As it is undocumented, it may not be supported in a future version
unless RunRev says it is OK (...?)
2. Your example string "*$*" did not work when I tried it, possibly
because it is being treated as a regular expression after the first
So, the first method, using <replace> works most comfortably.
Hope one of these works for you.
> my list :
> I'd like to get item 3 with is "Three"
> In this case the itemdel is "*$*"
> thank you
> -- Greetings.
> Yves COPPE
> Email : yvescoppe at skynet.be
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