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How to find the pattern of string in rexx

 
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sundar_er

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: How to find the pattern of string in rexx
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Hi ..
I wanted to search the record for a particular pattern .Is there any function in rexx which will serve my purpose .
The pattern which iam interested is "-1234567-"
The pattern will have hypen followed by some 6 or 7 digits number and a hypen ...
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amolj

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: hi
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hi ...

can u define the exact format for the record ...
we can search for a string within a string by using INDEX ...
also we can search for string directly in the dataset by using ISREDIT command

"ISREDIT F FIRST"(string to be searched)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject:
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Something like that?
Code:
/* REXX */                                                             
                                                                       
A = '-1234567-'                                                       
                                                                       
IF DATATYPE(STRIP(A,"B","-"),'W') & LENGTH(STRIP(A,"B","-")) = 7 THEN 
  SAY 'MATCH'                                                         
ELSE                                                                   
  SAY 'MISMATCH'                                                       
                                                                       
EXIT                                                                   
                                                                       


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