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sowmyasridhar15

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Find how many times a character occurs in a String
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Hi

I just want to know if there is any method to find a character in a string.

Example: MUSCATINE##IOWA##USA

I need to know how many times '##' occurs in the string...Please help...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject:
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Using inspect!
For example:

INSPECT stringdata TALLYING counter FOR ALL "#'

you can got it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply to: Find how many times a character occurs in a String
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Its
Code:
INSPECT String-data TALLYING counter FOR ALL '##'.

as he asked for '##'
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply to: Find how many times a character occurs in a String
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Hi...

Thank You...STRING worked...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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STRING worked...
Please post the STRING code that works.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply to: Find how many times a character occurs in a String
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The code that worked was

Code:
INSPECT String-data TALLYING counter FOR ALL '  '.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject:
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how nice. magic code!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Quote:
Thank You...STRING worked...

Quote:
The code that worked was

Code:
INSPECT String-data TALLYING counter FOR ALL '  '.


Not to make too fine a point, but the code that worked is an INSPECT rather than some string/unstring operation. Also, the code posted will find spaces rather than #(s) which i believe was the original requirement.

FWIW.
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