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tab delimited file to fixed length format

 
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yogesh.jamdar

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: tab delimited file to fixed length format
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techies,
I have a tab delimted file with variable length (max 27924). It has minimum 29 records of diffferent layout (each line different). Each record is having data separated by TAB. Is there a way to convert this into FIXED length format (layuot available)??
Pls advise.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: tab delimited file to fixed length format
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Using REXX? Sure, the PARSE function will make easy work of it by using the tab character as the field delimiter.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: tab delimited file to fixed length format
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thanks..wanted to confirm..tried in Cobol by doing an unstring but was getting difficult...had to read to the file byte by byte......hope REXX helps...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: tab delimited file to fixed length format
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Just want to mention that this is also easily handled with products like SAS and DFSORT.
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