i am writing a tool for reporting in rexx.
i used index or find or pos commands twice.
first time they worked fine but second time they didnot work.
can any body tell em what is the problem?
is we need any type of initialization before using them twice.
thanks in advance
Joined: 14 Jun 2006 Posts: 331 Location: Jacksonville, FL
There is no initialization needed to execute POS, INDEX, or FIND.
POS and INDEX work the same except the commands are opposite.
X = POS('XYZ', 'BCDEFXYZ') - looking for XYZ in BCDEFXYZ
The value of X should be 6
X=INDEX('BCDEFGXYZ','XYZ') - looking for XYZ in BCDEFGXYZ
The value of X should also be 7
FIND finds words within a sentence.
X=FIND('A LOOK OUT THE WINDOW', 'WINDOW')
WINDOW is the 5th word of the phrase, so X will equal 5.
After you create a REXX statement (like any of the 3 above), you can enter SAY X on the next line. When you run the REXX, it will tell you the value it is coming up with so you can compare what REXX is finding against what you know is to be true.
You can also use TRACE "I" in your REXX and step through the REXX commands every time you press enter. TRACE OFF will turn the trace back off.