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Shah

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:23 pm    Post subject: Get a string without leading spaces in natural
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Hi Folks,

I am new to NATURAL. In NATURAL programming how should i get a string without leading spaces. Is there any verb like INSPECT in COBOL.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:01 am    Post subject:
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Yes, the equivalent in NATURAL is EXAMINE.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Get a string without leading spaces in natural
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Hi Ofer71,

Thanks for that. I need some more info. I have a question.

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I have a string variable ABC (A79), this is initialized with 20 characters. While displaying this variable i am getting 59 spaces and the string is displaying from 60th position. How can i remove the spaces.

My target is while display i need only 20 characters (Means with out spaces).

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject:
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Shah -

before the display, add the following statement (assuming your variable name is ABC):
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EXAMINE FULL ABC FOR ' ' DELETE


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Get a string without leading spaces in natural
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Ofer,

Thanks , i will try this and let you know.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Get a string without leading spaces in natural
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Ofer,

I got that but not exactly. i need some more info. As per your EXAMINE verb, her i am getting first 20 characters following spaces. Now my requirement is, output will be only text without spaces.

Please help.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject:
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You can find the ending position of the string after the EXAMINE, but that won't help you, since NATURAL always pad variables with blanks.

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