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sri_mf

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Remove Junk in a file
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Hi Frds,

I have struck up with an issue.
I have an input file.In that file i have field of X(12).It may contain junk characters starting from any place.It means if contains 5 chars data then the remaining(From 6th position) may be junk r low values.if it contains data of 9 chars the from 10th position there may be junk.Now i need to change that to spaces.

Can any one help me on this.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject:
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Removing unwanted characters in a field using SORT

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject:
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Sri,

Remember the JUNK for you, may be NOT junk for others (atleast for MF).

How will you idenfity the JUNK? any condition?
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

When do You call something as "'junk", this needs to be undetstood. Define Your rules for junk data or best please share some sample records from input & show the expected output. We might come up with desired solution.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Remove Junk in a file
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Here Junk i mean is other than numeric,alphabetic and special chars.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject:
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Sri,

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special chars.

Could you define your special char set?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject:
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murmohk1 wrote:
Sri,

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special chars.

Could you define your special char set?


- + ? / @ # thats it .If i get other than these special cahrs then i have to move spaces.
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