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Raghuraman_New

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Length of the Field in the Record.
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Hi ,
Is there any way to find the number of alphabets in a field using SYNCSORT/DFSORT.

Input
Code:
abcd   efgh    ijklmn
00000000011111111112
12345678901234567890


I need to calculate the number of alphabets in between the column 7 to 14 .

So the

Output :-
4 (as 7th column is the alphabet 'e' and it is followed by 3 alphabets )
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject:
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Which product do you actually use - SYNCSORT or DFSORT
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject:
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We use SYNCSORT V1.2

and the spaces in the input has got removed while pasting in the previous post . Basically we need to know the number of alphabets in between a specified column and the count should not include the "spaces".
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