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rajesh_mbt

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Convert String value to Numeric Value
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Can any one help me for the following question.

I want to remove the character value from input field to output field.
Example. A contains 10:20:22(Time) -Input field.
I want to remove the colon from A field and the result should be 102022.

Please let me know is there any function to acheive this.
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superk

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Convert String value to Numeric Value
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In REXX (you didn't specify what language) you can use a combination of two functions: TRANSLATE (translate the colon to a space) and SPACE (to remove the resulting spaces):

/* REXX */
STR = TIME()
SAY STR
STR = SPACE(TRANSLATE(STR,'',':'),0)
SAY STR
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Marso

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject:
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I wanted to say that but as I am late here is another possibility (less efficient I think):

/* REXX */
STR = TIME()
SAY STR
PARSE VAR STR HH ':' MM ':' SS
STR = HH || MM || SS
SAY STR
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rajesh_mbt

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject:
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Moderator / Marso

This is working fine.... Thanks a lot for your help icon_smile.gif
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