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Placing a varibale in a particular position using REXX

 
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malathy_tv

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Placing a varibale in a particular position using REXX
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Hi,

can any one please let me know if there is any way of placing a varibale in the position specified using REXX

EX:
Input File delimited by comma
----+----1----+----2----+--
AAA,BBB,CCC
EEE,FFFFFFF,GGGGG
HHH,IIIIIIIIII,JJ

Required the output file like
first varibale in position 10 irrespective of length,
second in position 20 and third in position 40

1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5-
AAA BBB CCC
EEE FFFFFFF GGGGG
HHH IIIIIIIIII JJ
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Placing a varibale in a particular position using
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Code:
csv="AAA,bbb,ccccc,d,e,f"
parse var csv v1 "," v2 "," v3 "," v4 "," v5 "," v6 "," .
txt = ""
txt = txt || left(v1,10," ")
txt = txt || left(v2,10," ")
txt = txt || left(v3,10," ")
txt = txt || left(v4,10," ")
txt = txt || left(v5,10," ")
txt = txt || left(v6,10," ")

say "csv ==>" csv
say "txt ==>" txt


tested and working
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Placing a varibale in a particular position using
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Enrico's solution looks good, except the OP wanted the first value to be in position 10.

I think initial value of txt should be:
Code:
txt = copies(" ",9)   


which will cause everything else to shift right
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malathy_tv

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject:
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Hi all,

Thank you so much for the help... and its working great.....
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